No more pain

She went to be with Jesus and her earthly father, my grandpa Ed at 9:46. It was peaceful and I was with her.

This was the text I received from my friend whose mother has been battling an aggressive form of cancer that just recently spread to her brain.

A few short months ago I had the incredibly privilege of capturing four generations of women through the lens of my camera. I was honored when Erin asked me to come to her family home and record precious moments with her mother, daughter and grandmother. What a gift.

I would love to honor Krista by sharing a few photos of her with her favorite girls.

Thank you Erin for introducing me to your amazing mama who, in spite of the disease ravaging her body, never lost sight of the bigger picture.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.



© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; …And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. …These words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.~Revelation 21

20 thoughts on “No more pain

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  3. Joy these pictures are so special to me. I’m so grateful we were able to capture this day. I’ll miss my sweet sweet mama so much but thanks to you we will have these memories.

    • Erin,
      Thank you. I am both grateful and humbled that you would allow me into this part of your world. Your mom fought with such dignity and grace. I couldn’t help but be changed after spending any amount of time with her.

  4. This pictures are so beautiful and the memories will always be with each of you. Always remember the love you have for her and she had for each of you.

  5. Oh, Joy. These pictures are marvelous! What a gift you have. And thank you for sharing these with us today. Such love and joy captured on each face. Thank you.

  6. What an honor to this family. How sad their daughter, grandmother and mother, and your friend has left this world but how joyful her homecoming in Heaven. Thank you for this tribute to her!

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