I have known E'lana since I was three years old. We have been friends longer than we haven't. I am willing to wager that she might be my oldest friend. Thirty years.
Of course, like many, we don't remember being friends at age 3 and 4 (she's older) but we have pictures playing at my cousins birthday party to prove it.
Her parents have watched us grow up.
In 8th grade, we "re-met" at church camp. Then our friendship was short lived as her parents relocated her entire family to Vancouver, WA. When you are 13 and 14 years old, a 2hr drive might as well be Africa.
As we were both choosing our colleges, we found ourselves attending and cheering for the same school, and that started the beginning of a real friendship that I have had the honor of enjoying for the last 15 years.
E'lana has been a true friend. Kind, thoughtful. More of a sister than anything. We have seen each other through the hardest parts of life and I can always count on her to be there, even if time and distance have kept us apart.
I cherish who she is, her heart for others, her family and I am thankful that after all of these years, God has continued to sew our stories together in such a way.
I love capturing her growing family. They are so photogenic? Right? That littlest Tower, is baby Q who was born almost one year ago! SO fun spending a few moments creating these gorgeous memories for them!
Love you so much Towers Family!