I got a phone call from Alyssa's dad asking if I could squeeze Alyssa in. I was actually filled up, but when I had a cancellation, I gave good ole dad a call & told him I could get his daughter in if they were flexible to meet me in 3 days...
Next thing I know - I'm meeting the family.. & so glad I did... this was just the most amazing family to work with.
Alyssa's mom & dad both came with her & were such good sports carrying differing outfits & scarves & helping with whatever needed to be carried... & then kept apologizing if they were in the way, staying back not to interrupt. Perfect parents to work with.
& I can tell they raised their daughter just right... Alyssa is the most well mannered young lady. Constantly saying "Thank you" after every comment I'd make to her... I just wanted to hug her to thank her for giving me hope in the next generation.
Isn't she stunning? Come to find out, she's pretty dang smart & pretty dang athletic too... a RUNNER! OK - she really hit my heart. She works at the local running shoe store so I promised her I would be in for my next pair of shoes soon... & I totally followed up on that promise!
I was so glad that I got a phone call a few months later to meet the family, Alyssa & her friends again for PROM season... that post to come...
I have no doubts this young lady has the whole world laying at her feet...
The family ordered a beautiful collage on canvas to surprise Alyssa & when I went to deliver it, I told them I didn't want to hand it over because I was afraid I wouldn't see them again :) ... but they assured me, their son will be a Senior next year... SCORE! :)
Her word of choice: PRECIOUS .... its what her family called her... & Chasity & myself caught ourselves saying it too her the whole day as well. Everything about this young lady is precious... it fit her perfectly.... & she also sees the preciousness in life - appreciates it all.
God Bless you Alyssa as you venture into college... Run with the strength of Eagles Wings! :)