What do you say about two people that have had a huge impact in your life? Do you talk about that impact, or do you talk about how wonderful they are, how much of an inspiration they are, how much you look up to them, how their love for God and others has helped shape how you look at others and how much you have learned to love God through their example. There is so much I could write about these two, but I will stick with the time that I spent with them for their visit down South in Savannah.
We were blessed with three days of nice weather…and in Georgia that means below 90°F. Euell and Kay came down from their home in NC to see the sites and experience Savannah. I was able to spend lunch with them one afternoon. We got together with some of my friends who have now become their friends. Over a wonderful meal at Mrs. Wilkes we were able to talk, reminisce, laugh, eat too much, and have a wonderful time! Then we took a walk around the parks of Savannah. I have a confession to make…when I knew they were coming I was concerned with the thought of ‘how much can they handle of walking, given the fact that they are Seasoned Saints and all?’ I went as far as to call their son Brent (you can see their family pictures here – they look so much alike!) and ask him. He quickly told me that they could probably out walk me. WELL…he was so right. To think I was concerned about their health…boy was that a wasted concern! A life time of living for God and taking care of oneself has blessed them with health in abundance!
Oh yeah…just so you know…Bro. Euell was one of the 2 pastors that performed mine and Johnny’s wedding ceremony. That’s right…we wanted to be doubly sure that it was going to stick! Seriously, we respected both Euell and his son Brent so much that we wanted them both to have a place in our wedding ceremony and the commitments that we made before God that day. Euell and Kay will always be a special part of my life. I was so honored that they would come to Savannah to have me take their portraits. I hope that I was able to capture their love and commitment to one another in a way that will make them smile when they see these images.