happy birthday, bro | Fredericksburg Family Love

I would like to interrupt the sneak peek-a-thon going on around here to wish my baby brother a very happy birthday. It actually probably won't be a very happy day for him, and because of that, I write this with a heavy heart.

Sometimes I have a difficult time expressing to my brother how much I love him and care about him. He hasn't been the easiest relative to live with. :) But... he's a smart kid... he's talented... and he is so, so kind hearted. He's gonna hate this part... but I have to say it. He is one of the most sensitive guys I know... and sometimes I think that's why he has such a tough time with life.

He is in the same town as my family for his birthday for the first time in about 3 years. I was so excited that he would be around today... I was looking forward to a big , happy family dinner with birthday cake and my sister's girls presenting birthday cards to him... showering him with love. Because that's what he needs... love.

Who knew it would be so hard to come by?

Anyway, the plans all fell through. So here's what I've got...

I love you, David. I pray for you regularly. I can't wait to see the life that God has planned for you... the goodness that awaits at the end of this dark tunnel. I am always here if you need a listening ear or just to talk to someone who cares. I will always care.

I love you. Happy birthday. :)

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.