Saturday, October 23, 2010

Atkinson, Nebraska Lifestyle and Art Photographer: Illustrating Identity: "This Is Me" Photo Shoot- Session 5 {Molly}

Meet Molly.  She is a junior in high school,  is one of my students, and is full of spunk, sass, and sweetness.  She has a cool style, an artistic flare, and a natural ability to write in a way that makes you FEEL what is saying.  I have thoroughly enjoyed having her in my class this year for all the reasons listed above.  Molly is my last model for my "This Is Me" special project.  When she asked me about helping out with this, I was thrilled.  I see this young lady as a true inspiration and an illustration of perseverance and a good attitude.


You see, last spring Molly was in a terrible car accident.  I remember hearing the news at school and, as I do anytime I hear of such news, I tear up, shake my head, and send a silent prayer up to God, asking him to lay His hands on that student and bring healing.


Molly survived that terrible accident, but the recovery she has faced has been very, VERY difficult.  Enduring pain, surgeries, and learning how to walk again are tasks that will try even the strongest of human beings.  To have to endure all that at such a young age ...well, all I can say is that she truly amazes me, and is an inspiration.  She still has her sass and her spunk, and sometimes, I think those things are what help us get through the toughest of times.





Molly sent me some things that she wished to be included in her story.  So, I am going to share her words with you...

" Life has been hard, but my God is faithful.  I feel like I am extremely blessed to be alive, and one thing that really helped me get through this was just laughing and having a good attitude toward it...God is the number one thing in my life.  Then my family and friends.  I'm really close with my family, and love music, singing, playing guitar, making music in any way, and just listening to music.  I guess if I had just one thing that I learned through my accident is that trusting Jesus is a day by day walk, and I have to rely on him for everything.  Even just getting through the day hour by hour.  My mom has always been there for me and always will.  She has kept me grounded and focused on the positive, and that has gotten me soooo far!"



Molly, you ROCK.  Thank you for sharing your story with us, so we can drawn on your strength.  You are truly inspiring.  Keep being you.

18 comments:

  1. absolutely lovely girl! inspirational story

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  2. Molly, you are beautiful inside and out! Our God is faithful and I am praying for you.

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  3. I love that first picture! Such sparkle in her eyes! Thanks Molly for sharing your story!

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  4. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing her story and her beautiful pictures!

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  5. Molly...you are exceptionally beautiful. Keep the faith, and endurance going strong. You are certainly an inspiration to everyone.

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous girl -- that third image down is just stunning. What an inspiration for strength!

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  7. She is beautiful! Her eyes are amazing! These are really really wonderful.

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  8. Great pics, adorable girl! :)

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  9. Gorgeous photos!! Thanks Molly, for sharing your story! You are an inspiration!!

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  10. What a beautiful girl, inside and out. She is truly inspirational! You DO rock Molly!

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  11. Total inspiration of strength! She is gorgeous!

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  12. Molly is beautiful...inside and out! She is truly an inspiration!

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  13. So beautiful, inside and out. Keep your faith.

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  14. Molly what a great example of beauty and faith you are. So glad to learn of your story...true inspiration.

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  15. Really beautiful! What a strong and amazing young girl!

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  16. Wow, Molly you are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your story with us, you are such and inspiration!! YES, our God is faithful!!

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  17. thank you so much! i absolutely looove all of it!

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