Now and Forever….

We had a couple of "Honorary BFF's" in the group 🙂

♫ You are a part of me ♪ ! ! ! Oh how true the words of that deeply nostalgic Carol King song became for 9 High School BFF’s last weekend! It was magical! Course, it didn’t hurt that one of “the Bff’s” happened to have a personal log palace on the lake available for us to rekindle our bonds and love like we were still teenagers :). I knew it would be special, but the loving and rekindling far exceeded even my imaginations.

So who are “these 9 BFF’s” ?? Besides me, there was Suzy, Sally, Suzanne, Brenda, Isabella, Lynn, Kim & Denise. In school, the 9 of us did everything together. EVERYTHING! Cried. Laughed. Traded boyfriends. Shared stories that I will go to my grave laughing about (Suzanne… you know EXACTLY what I mean 🙂 ) We got in trouble together. We protected each other when one got in trouble and another didn’t. And best of all, we shared the miraculous! After going our separate ways, each to our own lives, staying in touch as best we could, but certainly not enough — we found that on a glorious winter weekend, we could come from all over South Texas to be together once again — at the log palace in Lexington (Thank you, thank you THANK YOU, Mary and Lynn!!!!). But the real miraculous came about when we realized that NOTHING has changed as far as the ease in which we loved, and laughed… and shared! If that’s not a miracle, I don’t know what is! We even managed to stay up giggling and chatting until 4:00am — just like the old days :).

Ok… without further ado. Here are a few of the memories shared.

About Sandy

I'm Sandy Powers, full-time photographer, doing what I love with my life! My passion is PEOPLE! There is such artistry in people, and I love capturing it. Naturally, portraiture is my passion, but I also love shooting for the art of photography for competitions or exhibit. I once watched an interview with Kim Walker, a well-known Christian worship leader. What she said resonated with me and pretty much describes my own story. In the interview, she said she didn't have to force things to happen for herself. She didn't have to push. She didn't have to overly promote herself or call people and beg them to hire her. In fact, she didn't have to do anything except keep her eyes on Jesus and watch Him bring her destiny to her. That's exactly how I feel. I walk each day by faith, and my eyes are on Him! I have watched in amazement as He has orchestrated circumstance to bring my destiny to me. I thank Him daily for allowing me to not only do what I love, but to use what I love to bless others! So, how is "the destiny" unfolding? Well. . . . My work has been juried into temporary museum and art gallery exhibits, I have been featured in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, my portraiture and fine art have won several awards in national and international competitions, and one of my portraits was selected by an Adobe Lightroom blog as one of the top 50 most stunning black and white photos. I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Photographic Society. Anything else??? Send me a note (Sandy@SandyP.net) any time! I LOVE meeting new people, sharing stories, and best of all, changing the "ordinary" to extraordinary through photography!
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