Today, my dear friend, Rita began a very difficult journey. Rita was diagnosed with breast cancer over a month ago. It is a second bout of breast cancer returing 7 years after the first time. She had a lumpectomy a couple of weeks ago and today she began chemotherapy. Rita is a strong lady and she has a very strong faith in God. She knows that He is with her no matter what. She has made an impact on many of us since this began.
As we spoke about all of this, we decided to document her journey through photography so that others with cancer and those who may have it one day in the future can view this journey through her eyes. We did our first photo session last week prior to chemo. Many people know we are doing this and have been coming up with lots of ideas for sessions and so have we. Rita wantsthis journey of photographs to be uplifting and sometimes even funny. If you have ideas as you read this blog, feel free to make suggestions. We have a talented make-up artist, Molly, who is donating her time and talent to do Rita’s make-up for our sessions. We both thank her for her help.
This first image portrays the beginning of Rita’s Journey so we went to a local commuter train station in keeping with that theme. In fact, if you look closely at the station sign, I changed it from the town name to the name of this post. I will be writing more about Rita and including photographs as she walks down the path that is opening up before her.