As most of you know, I have the greatest honor and privilege of being a part of the volunteer staff at The New Hope Pregnancy Clinic as their in-house photographer. Since coming to New Hope, I feel that I have not WORKED a single minute of it. The love that extends from the hearts of the payed staff to the volunteer staff and clients alike is remarkable to say the least and warming even to those such as myself who have no lack of love at home! I LOVE what New Hope stands for in my community and I am PROUD to be a part of it.
This year’s Walk for Life, an annual fundraiser and show of support, was scheduled for a day that loomed dark and foreboding. The weatherman had NOTHING good to say about the weather. Imagine for a moment, all the knees that were kneeling that evening and pleading to God to stay the storms the following morning for just a few hours. As I watched the weather the evening before the walk, my heart just swelled, knowing that this was a great opportunity for God to show Himself to an entire community! I went to bed at 2 a.m. the night before the walk, just as the lightening was rolling in. When I woke up around 7:30, all was gray and colorless. BUT. No rain!
When I arrived at the stadium, although there were heavy clouds, one could almost detect a hint of brightness coming through; almost a cheery hint of sun! As the morning progressed and the program began, the sun waned in and out while the thick clouds held on…and don’t you know EVERYONE there was praising God for His answer to prayers!
Finally the walk began. I took several pictures from the starting area, then ran through the line and found other shots that drew my eye. It wasn’t until I was rounding the last 1/4 mi. stretch that the rain finally let loose, lol! Can I just say I’ve never had more fun in the rain!!! I tucked my camera under my shirt and off I ran, smiling the whole way, because I knew that while it was raining now, GOD had performed HIS OWN miracle on a day when PEOPLE were WALKING TO PRESERVE GOD’S MIRACLE OF LIFE.