I am not a fan of Halloween.
Not even a little bit.
It started when I was young...in the first grade to be exact.
Every year one of the 6th grade teachers dressed up as Frankenstein.
He was tall to begin with, and with his mask and costume, he looked like a giant.
He wandered the halls traumatizing the younger students.
I remember one time hiding in the girls bathroom, not wanting to leave for fear of running into Frankenstein.
Our class was having our Halloween party and I was dressed as Little Bo Peep.
I had on a blue dress and a blue bonnet.
I'm quite certain I looked really cute.
I had just taken a bite of my cupcake when Frankenstein came into the room.
I ran looking for a place to hide when all of a sudden Frankenstein picked me up.
He lifted me until I was face to face with him and said, "Gotcha!"
I started to cry...probably scream even...and knew my life was over.
The boys in my class came to my rescue.
They pounded Frankenstein in the legs, over and over again saying "Let her go!"
He let me go eventually and I spent the rest of the day in tears.
I was in the third or fourth grade when Frankenstein was fired.
Obviously I've never fully recovered.
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If on the chance you are in need of a reminder:
There ARE good people in this world.
Jason, Emily, and I met one of them this weekend.
In response to my search for a photographer, I received many emails and links and phone numbers.
"Check out this website."
"Call this person. They might be able to come."
And then I received an email from Brady...from BW Sterling Photography.
Brady heard from his friend (thank you Becky) that we were looking for a photographer.
He had been directed to my blog and after reading a little bit of it, he sent me an email.
Not only was he willing to come to the hospital, he offered his services free of charge.
Brady spent part of his Saturday afternoon with us, taking pictures of Emily and of our little family.
I am truly touched and humbled by his goodness.
Here is a peek at our photo shoot...with more to come one of these days:
My little brown eyed beauty is going to spend her Halloween here at the hospital...without a costume.
I couldn't find one small enough.
Here's wishing all of you lots of chocolate! ...if you like chocolate.