This picnic was submitted by Connie and doubles as a photo shoot for a very, very sweet family. I instantly fell in love with their story…
As told by Connie: I met Alexa through her blog, months after that I had found out her husband was in critical condition in the hospital- that she almost lost him in his sleep, due to a stroke. It was such a blessing that Chellis, her husband, pulled through it. Although… things weren’t the way they were before- he is now in a wheelchair, and learning how to live life in a whole new way.
I watched Alexa lift her husband out of her car and also through the fence that led us to our picnic spot. She helped him down on the ground for the picnic and made him feel comfortable when he couldn’t adjust himself. I could tell it was a struggle, and I wished there was more I could do.
The best part was hearing them laugh when the biggest physical struggles came..When it got really hard, they laughed. They laughed that it felt like a workout- and joked they might just look sweaty for their picnic pictures. Despite the storm clouds that rolled in their lives months before they’ve found happiness and joy in the journey.
Seriously, you can all wipe your eyes now… Pure sweetness.
Happy Picnicking- you have until 1pm Wednesday to vote for this picnic.