As many of you know, I’ve started a new program where I select families with unique situations and give them a free session and prints. Individuals can self nominate, or nominate someone they know who they feel are deserving. Below is a portion of the entry form I received for this session:
What circumstance(s) make you/them a good candidate for an Agape Session? My mother, Janus Roth, is a total giver. She has adopted 7 children out of foster care, runs a 24 hour child care out of her home. She has 10 children besides the 7 that she has adopted. We have been trying for years and years to get her something that would be worthwhile and VERY meaningful to her. We have tried for the Extreme Maker Home edition and they said they can’t do two story housesmy mom first have a terminal illness but in the past two years she has had a knee replacement that we just found out is recalled, she has had thyroid cancer and had it removed three times already and just found out that it has spread to her lymph-nodes which is very very dangerous as it can spread all around her body. My mom goes to church every single Sunday, volunteers there and at the elementary school where my brothers and sisters go. She is a very kind, loving, generous soul that Never gets time for herself. She has always said that she would LOVE to go on a very big family reunion type cruise because, since adopting the 7 children, the entire family hasn’t been together at one time. My mom loves her family literally more than she loves anything else so I think this would be the greatest gift for her.
By show of hands, who teared up a little bit when they read this? ::raises hand::
Okay, I will admit I was a little nervous about this session. I mean, that’s a BIG group of people. Sure, not all of the older kiddos could make it for the session, but count it out…there were still 14 people! I deal with groups way bigger than this at weddings all the time. But a regular session is a bit different, and I was a little intimidated. The moment this session started, I knew it was going to be grand. This is one of the most energetic and fun groups of people! I had a blast with these folks, and I think they had a pretty good time as well.
What’s a family session in the park without a little duck duck goose? Did I mention they are SUCH a fun family??
Thank you so much to the Roth family for, well, being you!