I was honored when Ashton asked me to come to her 11th Birthday party to take photos of her best friends! She is about to make a big move with her family to be missionaries in the Philippines and wanted some fun pictures with the girls.
When I was twelve, my family and I moved to Oklahoma from Texas. I remember just how it felt leaving my friends behind. It ended up being a great thing, however, because I met my best friend Chelsea (who lived across the street from our new house).
One thing that I've learned from moving several times is: to keep an open heart. Life is better when you love with all you have. When you hold back, you miss out.
Ashton, I wish you the very best! You are a beautiful young lady and God has great plans for you... I know you will grow and learn so much on your new adventure.