Pray for Kate McRae

I am not even sure I can find the words for this blog… Little Kate… She is 5 years old battling brain cancer… Please read her story and leave a word of encouragement for her family here .. Pray for Kate

Kate lives in Phoenix, Arizona and I came across her story from a blog of another photographer. Myself being a cancer survivor her story touched my heart and I wanted to somehow share my gift of photography with Kate’s family. I flew to Arizona this past weekend to be able to capture some memories of Kate. It just so happened that the same day I flew in Kate and her family got a new addition to the family: Patrick.. the cutest little puppy.. I feel sooo blessed that I was able to be there to capture their first reaction when the puppy first came into their home…

Below are just a few pictures of Kate, her sister Olivia and her brother Will.. I had an amazing time with the kids and now I have a new name… Picture lady:)… The kids called me that cause I probably had the camera in my hands 90% of the time I was with them. I just did not want to miss anything.

Holly and Aaron thank you so much for opening your home so I can capture a glimpse of what an amazing family you guys have.. And Stephanie.. you are such a blessing for Holly and a big thank you for helping me out with my heavy equipment:)..

Hugs to all of you…

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tam - September 29, 2009 - 2:23 am

breath taking photos!

breath taking family!!

we all have fallen in love with lil kate…and the whole mcrae family.

thank you for capturing these precious photos for them!

Jenne - September 29, 2009 - 4:00 am

WOW Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. I have been following Kates story too and it breaks my heart that this family are going through so so much. Its lovely to see Kate at home where she clearly loves to be and with her family and new puppy (so jealous) who clearly all love to be with each other.
Your photos are lovely, what a precious gift.

jennifer mcguire - September 29, 2009 - 7:41 am

what amazing photos. i have been praying for this family.

Krys - September 29, 2009 - 9:19 am

These photos are just gorgeous! What a lovely gift to give this beautiful family!
Praying every night for Kate and hers…

Jennifer Kivett - September 29, 2009 - 10:14 am

What gorgeous pictures! Aaron & Holly are good friends of mine…I just wept as I looked at the pictures…

tara pollard pakosta - September 29, 2009 - 10:14 am

I have been praying for kate ever since I first heard about her. I will continue to keep her on my mind and lift her up to God whenever I think about her, which is very often. Thank you for doing this for the family, that is just so awesome and let’s us all know there are wonderful people in this world! These are just gorgeous!
Tara Pakosta

Kathy Howard - September 29, 2009 - 10:34 am

What a lovely glimpse of your family! I’ve been following Aaron on Twitter since someone there tweeted about Kate. This was probably about the beginning of week 2. I try to check once a day to see how everyone is doing. May God Bless.

Kathy

Lydia - September 29, 2009 - 10:52 am

Great photos and such a sweet gift. I have been praying for sweet Kate and her family.

Nicole - September 29, 2009 - 11:56 am

Wow-these are absolutely stunning.What a strong family you were able to photograph. You did any amazing job. I will say a prayer for Kate and her family

Chris - September 29, 2009 - 3:36 pm

Thanks for taking time and effort in adding more photos to the story you shared some time ago. Movind story, and GREAT family! May God give them strenght to go through this and stay together to the end! I sugest they read the book “Oscar and the Lady in Pink” by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. I hope Kate would understand it…and like it…..
With all my sympathy from the far Est of Romania.

kate i. - September 29, 2009 - 6:11 pm

thank you so much for creating these beautiful photos for the mcrae family… you are the sweetest “picture lady” ever!… i am praying daily for precious kate and her family… thank you for sharing these wonderful images with us.

Adria - September 29, 2009 - 6:15 pm

Wow! I have crocodile tears running down my face. As I said once before, God made an amazing Lidia!! Fabulous photos and inspiring for us all. May God be with little Kate and her family. They are a very special family. Great job!

Shelby - September 29, 2009 - 6:19 pm

Your photography is amazing! You truly have a gift of capturing the moments in life that count. The McRae family is amazing, and I say this from personal encounters. I attended church w/ Aaron and his parents when we were much younger. I have been uplifted and inspired by their entire family…especially by Kate. God bless this family!

Stacy Wood - September 29, 2009 - 6:24 pm

Wow. I’ve been following Kate’s story from the beginning. I do not know the family, but have been captured by this little girl. These photos took my breath away. I am so humbled, and weeping. Thank you for sharing.

Sherry G - September 29, 2009 - 9:00 pm

I too follow Kate’s story though I do not know the family. You have managed to capture the spirit and strength of this family that so far I had only read about. These are awesome photos.

tj - September 29, 2009 - 11:36 pm

these pictures illuminate the blessings of life and family…what a beautiful gift

Brenda - September 30, 2009 - 1:12 am

This is such a beautiful, intimate photo shoot. What wonderful work and compassion to spend some time with a famil that is going throug so much hard dealings and emotions, and yet capture them so soft and real.
God bless you in your work.
B

Karen the Californian - September 30, 2009 - 1:37 am

Thanks so much for posting these lovely pictures of the McRae family. They’re a beautiful family, aren’t they? They’re even more beautiful on the inside. We had the gift of getting to know them when we all lived in Illinois. Kate’s less than a month older than my older daughter — she’s got a special place in our hearts.

kristina - September 30, 2009 - 8:32 am

These photos are so beautiful!
Thank you for capturing these moments for the McRae family.
I have been praying for Kate and her family.
God bless you!

Linda & Steve Rogers - September 30, 2009 - 8:44 am

Thank you for capturing the essence and heart of this beautiful family in your amazing photographs. What a luminescent spirit Kate is – as well as her brother, sister and parents! They are in our daily prayers. Linda & Steve Rogers

meagan summers - September 30, 2009 - 10:58 am

brought tears to my eyes.. what a beautiful little girl and family. I will be praying.

Chris Hobbs - September 30, 2009 - 11:38 am

What a wonderful way to help this family have memories forever! It really helps I am sure to have such adorable and willing subjects for the pictures. Good Job!

Troy Blakemore - September 30, 2009 - 11:42 am

Lidia, what a wonderful gift. I think you’d better get a bigger server!!

Kelley - September 30, 2009 - 11:48 am

These wonderful glimpes of the family have brought me to tears. We have been following the family and praying for them from the beginning. Having lost a family member to cancer I know how precious pictures can be. Your awesome pics will forever be a precious gift!

Tiffany from NC - September 30, 2009 - 12:01 pm

Beautiful shots of a beautiful family. Great job on the photography. Kate and her family is always in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary - September 30, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Truly utterly amazing and beautiful photos. I also pray for Kate and you told a story with your photos and music and no words. How amazing.

Beth Lawrence - September 30, 2009 - 12:08 pm

Lydia , WOW these pictures are wonderful. I am like so many others who have fallen in love with Kate and her family. Thank you for sharing your work with us ..the whole word.

Kate I am praying for you everyday and minute I can. I know this round of chemo will be strong for you but you are also getting stronger.

I love you very much …sweet Kate ..hugs to you all :)

deanna buchanan - September 30, 2009 - 12:23 pm

You are such a beautiful family! And Kate, you are absolutely a doll! You are beautiful inside and out. I am so excited for you that you were able to get a new puppy! He is adorable, too! Thank you for sharing these pictures with all of us. It is so neat to see how God puts different people in our lives at just the right time to take our stories from tragic to a beautiful expression of His love and grace in the midst of our storms.

Melissa Burns - September 30, 2009 - 12:28 pm

Completely breath taking, I feel like I am right there with them. Amazing…Always, always praying for Kate, what a beautiful little girl.

Carol Lightcap - September 30, 2009 - 12:31 pm

What beautiful pictures. I especially love the one of Kate with the puppy. Even as ill as she is, she looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents with this deserving family.

Kathleen - September 30, 2009 - 12:39 pm

Praying for Kate & her family. Bless you for capturing these special moments of/for them.

Aaron Kolodny - September 30, 2009 - 12:39 pm

Those pictures are the best – what a precious little girl and terrific family – nice work on pics!!!!

Jesus Bless
kolodnys

Cammy - September 30, 2009 - 12:41 pm

Absolutely Beautiful!!! I too am following Kate’s story and this is he best gift ever!! Amazing work of such an amazing family!! GO KATE!

Bernadette Kesler - September 30, 2009 - 12:43 pm

Wow… These photos took my breath away… I am a mother of a Child who just had her last by the gracious of God Chemo!!! She we have faith is on her way to recovery.. Cancer is a tough journey.. But with our Lord all things are possiable.. He has loved and carried us through this.. We pray for Kate and Of My Jazzy’s Cancer buddies daily.. May the lord bring many Kate full Healing… Blessings, a CK Parent.. xoxo

Anne Meyer - September 30, 2009 - 12:50 pm

Wow! You do AMAZING photography work. I have been following this family after a prayer request was put out about Kate. Such an amazing family. Thank you for capturing these special moments in their life!

LisaP - September 30, 2009 - 12:51 pm

What an amazing gift you have and choose to share with so many others! Thank you for sharing your love & passion with Kate & her family.

Janice Kay - September 30, 2009 - 12:55 pm

Thank you for blessing little Kate an her loving family with such beautiful photos ……..I am in love with her new little puppy! He will bring much joy into their home and so much love to little Kate. May you be blessed for doing such a wonderful memory for this special family. I follow Kate’s caringbridge journal each and every word….

Darla Tibbitts - September 30, 2009 - 12:58 pm

These photos are so beautiful.. I have been praying for Kate every day since I found out about her and her family. Her smile in these photos is so precious ! I’m sure the puppy will bring so much joy to her life !

Peggy - September 30, 2009 - 1:02 pm

What beatiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I have been following thier story this whole summmer. Prayers are with the whole family.

Lauryn Cherrington - September 30, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Absolutely beautiful!

Toni :O) - September 30, 2009 - 1:09 pm

WOW! The video was so nice…BEAUTIFUL pictures of a beautiful family and I love their new puppy, Patrick…he is SO cute. I wish nothing but healing and recovery for their sweet Kate. These pictures gave me tears in my eyes. Will continue to pray for this sweet family.

Terry Meacham - September 30, 2009 - 1:11 pm

These are absolutely precious photos. I have been following Kate’s story from the very beginning and our family prays for their family every night. It’s awesome to see them all together and so happy. You did an amazing job, Lidia…God bless you for your gift; it is something they will cherish forever.

Patty W. - September 30, 2009 - 1:12 pm

Wow … tears just flowed as I watched the video and looked at these pics. of Kate and her family. My husband and I, along with our 3 kids, have been praying for her daily. Thank you for giving such a precious gift to them and for sharing them with all of us who are praying for her!

Bree - September 30, 2009 - 1:30 pm

I too have been following the McRae’s story about Kate. These photos are stunning… a treasure I know this family will forever cherish. Your photography is amazing!!

da - September 30, 2009 - 1:34 pm

Thank you for what you’ve done for Kate and her family. You’ve captured memories forever for this family. You are very talented, and I wish you every blessing.

Ang - September 30, 2009 - 1:45 pm

What a blessing you are to give this precious family a gift of memories to cherish for a life time. I have been following Kate for a while and have been so touched by her and her family. May God hold you and this family in his tight grip in the days ahead.
Having a family member with a brain tumor we know about the struggles you have faced and are facing. God Bless You!!!

Melissa - September 30, 2009 - 1:46 pm

There are no words to describe the beauty in this family. What a wonderful gift you have given.

shannon stinson - September 30, 2009 - 2:01 pm

wow! your pictures are amazing. they are so much more than just a picture. they tell a story. of a little girl. with joy in her heart and love overflows. you captured struggle and not giving up. you captured what it means to hold on to only what matters. it is beauty. you have an eye that captures life and depth.
congratulations on your fight. maybe you stay forever this way. may God richly bless your life and your work as you have richly blessed a family that is strong in their brokeness.

Amy - September 30, 2009 - 2:07 pm

I do not know the Mcraes personally but feel so inspired by lil Kate and her loving family. Such a beautiful family and you really captured such precious memories for all to share for a lifetime. I follow the kate Mcrae blog and pray every night for lil Kate to feel better through such a hard journey. My daughter who is also 5 has put Kate in her nightly prayers..She also now wants a puppy just like Patrick

Theresa - September 30, 2009 - 2:17 pm

Such heartwarming pictures of Life. What a blessing you are to them. I just want to give you a big hug! Your work is fabulous!

Beth Barlow - September 30, 2009 - 2:23 pm

Thank you for sharing Kate and her family! Our prayers are steadfast! She’s an awsome girl!!

Kati - September 30, 2009 - 2:26 pm

Wow, what great photos. I love your style, but mostly, I love that you were able to capture these wonderful photos of the McRae family. I do not know them, but I have been following Kate’s story from the beginning, and will be until she conquers this horrible monster. I am praying for sweet Kate and the McRae family, and will continue to do so.

Leigh Taylor - September 30, 2009 - 2:31 pm

Just gorgeous Lidia!!! You have done an amazing thing for this family! xxoo

Susan - September 30, 2009 - 3:11 pm

Gorgeous pics! I’ve been following Kate’s story from GA. Thank’s for putting the Mcrae’s beautiful faces to their story! I will continue to pray for you all! May God bless and keep you!

Aimee - September 30, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Wow…my heart is melting at the same time it is breaking! I have been following this family through their cancer battle with little Kate! What an amazing family….what an awesome family Kate has to help pull her through this! I am praying daily for her and her family and these pictures just help my put a face to who I am praying for! BREATH TAKING PICTURES!

Chrissy Cuzick - September 30, 2009 - 3:20 pm

Beautiful pictures captured of such a loving family. This story was forwarded to me by one of my close friends. I am so thankful that you took the time to capture Kate’s smile.. What beautiful moments forever embrased in time. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kate and her family with the hopes of well being ahead.

Vickie White - September 30, 2009 - 3:56 pm

WOW!! Lidia you have so captured the hearts and spirit of this family! Incredible tribute to the McRae’s!! I’ve experienced every emotion imaginable just watching this slideshow! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Christie - September 30, 2009 - 4:20 pm

I don’t know the family but I am moved to tears watching the slide show, I will continue to pray.

Taylor - September 30, 2009 - 4:24 pm

Beautiful. What a wonderful gift this sweet family will cherish always! Kate has been in my prayers she is a gorgeous child.

lindsay - September 30, 2009 - 4:35 pm

Can these be real?? They are gorgeous! I’m praying for this family!

Emily - September 30, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Wow. Thank you for using your talents for such a beautiful family and amazing Little Girl.

Vicki - September 30, 2009 - 5:12 pm

Magnificent. Thank YOU for sharing your amazing gift with this amazing family!

mary - September 30, 2009 - 5:36 pm

Amazing…simply beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing these photos. My prayers continue from Pompano for sweet Kate and her precious family.

Paul Crilly - September 30, 2009 - 5:40 pm

Amazing pictures, I have also been following Kate through Carepages. My grandaughter is also 5 and battling a rare form of Leukemia. These Kids and Families are sooooooo amazing

stephanie - September 30, 2009 - 6:03 pm

The most beautiful family i’ve never met…inside and out…May God bless you, them, and their little Kate. Thank you for sharing your gift and spreading the word for praying for them.

Starla - September 30, 2009 - 6:52 pm

Lidia,

These photos capture the Mcrae family perfectly. We met them at church about a year ago and just fell in love with that family. Thank you for sharing your gift and life with these precious people. I pray you are truly blessed in return!

Brooke Lauber-Cobb - September 30, 2009 - 6:53 pm

While we don’t know Kate (we are in Ohio) we pray for her often….and you have managed to bring her even closer to our hearts by showing us such lovely photos! I feel as though I was there with them when Patrick was brought home.

Thank you for all you do!!! Keep up GOD’s work!!! He has blessed you with a talent and I am sure He is smiling at the deeds you are doing.

admin - September 30, 2009 - 7:03 pm

Thank you so much to everybody for your nice comments.. I really am blown away by all the support everybody is showing to this amazing family.. I only went to Phoenix to do what my heart told me to do and I really did not think that my pictures will have such an amazing impact to share with everybody Kate’s story…

Please spread the word about Kate, please keep her in your prayers.. She is the sweetest little girl… She is amazing and she is Kate…

Thank you again…

Debbie Merrill - September 30, 2009 - 7:30 pm

I feel like I know this family. My husband and I have been reading Kate’s journal since we heard and my heart simply breaks. We will continue to join them in prayer. As your sister and brother in Christ, we love the McRae’s and thank you for capturing the beauty of God within’ this family.

Rachel Durban - September 30, 2009 - 7:32 pm

Stunning pictures! They are such a beautiful family!

Jana - September 30, 2009 - 7:43 pm

I am sitting here crying over how incredibly beautiful these are. And how very sad I am that Kate and her family are having to go through this. I am praying for them daily.

ls - September 30, 2009 - 7:51 pm

Beautiful pictures.

Debra - September 30, 2009 - 8:25 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your gift with this beautiful family. The McRae family are such wonderful, Godly family!

Leslie Stocking-Johnson - September 30, 2009 - 8:40 pm

WOW!!!! I have cried many a day praying for this family..I don’t know. You’ve captured some beautiful moments for them, a precious gift. Thanks for sharing it with all of the prayer warriors. Leslie in CT

Patricia Odey - September 30, 2009 - 8:41 pm

What beautiful pictures. I have never met the Mcrae family butmy prayers know them well! What great memories you have captured! God bless you!

Heather Toller - September 30, 2009 - 8:43 pm

These are beautiful images. What an incredible gift to this incredible family.

Beth - September 30, 2009 - 8:58 pm

These pictures of this family are absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following little Kate’s story on CaringBridge and she, and her whole family remains in my prayers. They are a lovely and wonderful family and they deserve many blessings.

Sherry - September 30, 2009 - 9:08 pm

So neat to see the look of pure joy on Kate’s face when she is with Patrick! ;o)

Linda Peterson - September 30, 2009 - 9:21 pm

You are truly a very gifted photographer! You have given Kate and her family the most wonderful gift and I feel honored to be able to view these beautiful pictures.

Julli - September 30, 2009 - 11:28 pm

These are some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen! This is a wonderful, sweet family and you have captured their essence. Is there a possibility you may be creating a book from these photos? God bless you for making such a touching memory for this family!

T VW - September 30, 2009 - 11:57 pm

One day when this battle has been won, I pray that these beautiful photos will be part of Kate’s testimony to the goodness and glory of God.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed, but not in despair,persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8 Never give up, never let go, cling to the rock. I pray the tumor will turn to charcoal and crumble into dust, never to harm precious Kate again. Love the family and the photos.

Angie Cammack - October 1, 2009 - 12:27 am

What beautiful pictures. You have captured this family in such a special way. I’ve been following their story from the beginning, and am so touched by the tenacity of this little girl, and her whole family. Thank you for sharing with us.
~Angie

jennifer - October 1, 2009 - 12:29 am

thanks so much for using your gift to bless this family. thank you for giving us the privilege of seeing this images.

Katie - October 1, 2009 - 12:41 am

Thank you so much for this gift you’ve given the McRae’s & thank you for sharing it with all of us! I’ve followed Kate since day 1, and pray for her constantly. BTW – I love those hats! What a dramatic flair she has!! :)

Gaye Lynn Rast - October 1, 2009 - 12:51 am

oh wow…i have mass tears running down my face as i listen to the slideshow…what an amazing photo shoot. Been following her story since hour 1 though I never met her – 2 wks prior or so to Kate becoming ill, I heard Holly speak on “contentment” and that alone inspired me and changed me…now to see this horrific journey and how well if that’s possible she has handled it…I’m inspired everyday in my own life because of Kate McRae and I scream for healing and a sense of normalacy again for this beautiful little girl and her family. What an gift from God you are to this family for capturing a snapshot of their life. Thanks!

Terri Marino - October 1, 2009 - 12:59 am

Photos a still life records of some of the most memorable days in a persons life. Kate and her family are in my thoughts and prayers always. God Bless you for doing this. Terri Grandma of an Angel

Julie Ann Enyeart - October 1, 2009 - 1:15 am

Thank you.

Katie - October 1, 2009 - 1:35 am

Wow! What great pics! You are an amazing photographer.

Carol - October 1, 2009 - 2:00 am

Lidia, you have given the McRae’s the most precious gift anyone could at this point; the gift of memories in pictures that will last a lifetime. What a wonderful thing you have done for them and I know God will bless you for it. I have been following little Kate’s progress and praying for her and her family also, as I have an 11yr old granddaughter who was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 3. At this point she has been in remission for 6yrs, Praise God. So to the McRae’s I say, “Please don’t ever give up or let the enemy tell you God has forgotten you, because He hasn’t and Never will. God Will be glorified and Kate Will be victorious as He accomplishes His will in her life. God bless you all and know you are in our hearts and prayers always.

Rebekah - October 1, 2009 - 2:02 am

This is the most amazing story told through photographs that I have ever seen. Lots of tears here. We’ve been praying for Kate for quite some time, and this is such a gift that you gave not only to this beautiful family but to all of us who follow her at caringbridge. Bless you, bless you. We are even more connected at the heart to the McRaes through your incredible talent. Thank you so much.

Alexandra - October 1, 2009 - 3:22 am

Wow, what a strong little girl!! You did an amazing thing by going and capturing these moments for her and her family :) . I love the photos and I’m sure they will be cherished forever. What a coincidence you arrived on the same day as the dog :) haha. Great work!

Julie - October 1, 2009 - 4:07 am

These pictures are such a precious gift to McRaes! I have been following Holly’s journal on CaringBridge since a few days after Kate was diagnosed and they are never far away from my thoughts and therefore from my prayers. I am a mom of a Kate also, now 22, whom little Kate resembles so much at 5 years old. I also have another daughter Alison who is 19 and looks even more like Kate, so the McRae’s battle hits me very hard. I feel like I know all of them even without ever meeting them and I am so thankful to you for capturing these beautiful and precious moments for their family, as it really does put human faces with the reality of the situation. Thank you for your generosity and heart!

lisa polites - October 1, 2009 - 4:43 am

This family is probably one of the most beautiful families i have ever seen, I dont know them personally but i feel i do, i follow katies journal everyday and will always keep her and her family in my prayers. This family is a TRUE family of God, you can tell just by looking at them. You are a spectacular person for capturing these beautiful moments. God Bless Katie and her entire family and God Bless You also!

Cassie - October 1, 2009 - 5:17 am

Beautiful, breath taking…..sad yet hopeful!!! Love it! :-) God’s continual blessing to the McRae family and all struggling with cancer. Much love, The Romsa Family

Kim - October 1, 2009 - 7:44 am

Wow…beautiful photos. I love the ones of Kate with all the bracelets and the cute hat! What a great gift you’ve given the family.

Bev LaLonde - October 1, 2009 - 8:42 am

You have captured the essence of hope,faith,and enduring love of a family! And God Bless you for caring and the beautiful photograpy.

Kerry - October 1, 2009 - 8:48 am

These are amazing photos. I’ve been following Kate’s story and I will continue to pray for her, as well as her family. Thank you for sharing.

Christy - October 1, 2009 - 8:59 am

Beautiful pictures. I have been following your blog for some time now and I feel like I know your family. What a wonderful gift to have these pictures done, you truly have a beautiful family and we are praying for you.

kristie - October 1, 2009 - 9:43 am

beautiful pictures. you have captured the beauty of this lovely family. we have been praying for kate since the start of this journey. thanks for sharing the pictures.

Kristi Rediske - October 1, 2009 - 9:44 am

Wow-I don’t even know what to say-how amazing that you would take time to go take pictures of this family-that is just wonderful-what a blessing I am sure you were. I have been praying for this family-they really have a hard road ahead of them. They are trying so hard to trust the Lord. Thanks for going and spending the day with them and sharing it with all of us in the computer world. This really puts life and how precious it is in perspective.

renee aylesworth - October 1, 2009 - 9:54 am

Thanks for the beautiful photos. We love you guys. Les, myself and the kids pray for kate before bed every night. Your photos helped me to see that life and breath are a gift and remind me what is important in life. Love you all!

Karen - October 1, 2009 - 10:01 am

What lovely photos!! I have been following your story and pray that Kate continues to get better!! I have an almost 6 yr old and my heart aches for your family!!!

Melissa - October 1, 2009 - 10:05 am

Little Kate! Such a Cutie and so Precious.
Praying for all of you everyday!
I am going to nursing school and since I found the blog I have now decided that because of kate I was to do oncology nursing.
Love you all

Mindy Neely - October 1, 2009 - 10:23 am

These pictures really do give a glimpse into your lives and the ups and downs you face through this difficult battle. Absolutely precious family! The photos are so real and intense, what a great job done!~Love and Prayers

Ron and Sue Honeycutt - October 1, 2009 - 10:25 am

What a wonderful gift and a lovely family. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Robyn Kelly - October 1, 2009 - 10:29 am

What beautiful pictures. We have been praying for Kate and your family. God Bless, Robyn

Lynn Peck - October 1, 2009 - 10:48 am

Gosh, what beautiful pictures…..just wonderful….what an amazing gift to give this family….I just got big tears in my eyes watching them….. God bless you for doing this photo shoot for Kate….just captures the moment beautifully….

Erica - October 1, 2009 - 11:23 am

May God bless you for capturing the essence of a sweet child and family. You have a gift, and I can only imagine how much Kate’s family will treasure those photos.

marla burch - October 1, 2009 - 11:47 am

Thank you so much for capturing Kate’s personality. It is wonderful for us to see the child for whom we’ve been earnestly praying.

Barbara Eason - October 1, 2009 - 2:32 pm

The family is beautiful and priceless and the pictures, OMG they capture what words could never say. A timeless treasure. A gift for a lifetime!

Ali Davis - October 1, 2009 - 2:50 pm

I’ve been following Kate’s site, and have been keeping Kate and her family in my daily prayers. Thank you for giving the McRae’s a day filled with wonderful memories, and thank you for capturing those memories for them. Your pictures are amazing!!

68beats - October 1, 2009 - 3:49 pm

her story touched my heart..
i’m gonna pray for this little angel!!

susan dixon - October 1, 2009 - 5:14 pm

I LOVE THE PHOTOS THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL…… I LOVE THE ONE WITH KATE AND THE PUPPY SOOOOO DARN CUTE….SO HAPPY YOU GUYS WHERE ABLE TO GET THE KIDS A PUPPY… YOU WILL REALLY ENJOY HIM….

Jennifer Summers - October 1, 2009 - 6:17 pm

The pictures are spectacular. I’m sure the family was just elated with your work. What an amazingly thoughtful gift. Thank you for sharing.

Holly Tuten - October 1, 2009 - 9:57 pm

What a beautiful family. I especially love the pictures of Kate with the joyful smiles on her face like the one where she is in the doorway. She looks so happy to be there. I love all of Kates super cool hats and those rainbow leggins…how adorable. God Bless you Kate and the whole family. I am praying for your healing everyday. xo

Traci Covey - October 1, 2009 - 10:30 pm

I visit Holly and Aaron’s blog on little Kate everynight so I can see what prayers they need. I don’t know them, have never met them, probably won’t but feel that they are part of my family and feel an urgent need to help them. These are pictures of a beautiful family with one very special little girl whose struggle has opened my eyes and my heart. Love to all.

Andrea - October 1, 2009 - 10:57 pm

Beautiful pictures! I have been following and praying for Kate and her family. It is so nice to see the pictures you have captured of them. Absolutly beautiful. May god bless.

Amy - October 2, 2009 - 12:18 am

Such a beautiful reflection of God’s grace! The pictures are amazing! We are praying for this sweet girl and her family!

Kathy Thompson - October 2, 2009 - 12:41 am

Beautiful Photos The 1st time I have seen them they are truly inspiring even though they made me cry. I will pray for little beautiful precious Kate & her wonderful family. Keep the fatih, Sincerely Kathy Thompson

gelinotte - October 2, 2009 - 5:36 am

Very beautiful pictures !!! I’ll say a prayer for this wonderful little girl, kate!!

Deann - October 2, 2009 - 8:21 am

These pictures are so very powerful. I have followed this story since the beginning. This child and this family are truly warriors. I wish everyone in the world could read this story and see these pictures. Look at this family and what has been thru and what it is still going thru. I can see god in every picture of this precious family. God bless all of you. Keep sharing your gift of pictures you show things in your pictures that people have never seen. That people have never felt.

damette ferrp - October 2, 2009 - 9:28 am

Thank you so much for the incredibly beautiful glimpse into this precious family’s life. I have a renewed commitment to pray for the entire family, that God will bless them with long years together. You have shown us the deep love they have for each other. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

danette ferro - October 2, 2009 - 9:30 am

Thank you so much for the incredibly beautiful glimpse into this precious family’s life. I have a renewed commitment to pray for the entire family, that God will bless them with long years together. You have shown us the deep love they have for each other. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Lindsay - October 2, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Absolutely stunning shots! What a beautiful gift you gave to this family that I’ll be praying for!!!

shannon - October 2, 2009 - 3:41 pm

i am absolutely blown away by this. i am completely moved, touched, inspired by their love, miss kate and you! i will pray my biggest prayers for kate and her family. absolutely amazing….

drema pearson - October 2, 2009 - 8:25 pm

this is a wonderful gift you have given this family.i have been praying for kate since she got sick & they set up her cb site.she has captured my heart.thank you for doing this for them.drema

Brandi - October 2, 2009 - 11:34 pm

I know you don’t need me to tell you what an amazing job you did for this family…

I am so glad that those templates did not come through! God works in crazy, backwards, off the wall ways, doesn’t he?

Bless you for taking time to fly out there and capture these absolutely PRICELESS photos. These will forever be something that this family loves and cherishes–no matter what the outcome will be.

We need more people like you in this world…

megmanionsilliker - October 3, 2009 - 9:41 am

gorgeous photos. gorgeous family. god bless kate – you have tugged on my heart strings. you are in my prayers. xo

Dana - October 3, 2009 - 1:02 pm

My heart, my soul was truly touched. As much as I cried, I must give glory to God for He has this absolutley AMAZING and beautiful little girl wrapped in His arms. It is wonderful how God uses people to reach out and connect with others, and this family is such a blessing. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story. God Bless this family, Amen.

Kitty - October 3, 2009 - 1:41 pm

Your wonderful photography is such a sweet and heartfelt gift to this beautiful family. What a precious little girl. I will be holding them in my prayers.
-Kitty McCormick

Karen Abell - October 3, 2009 - 3:35 pm

What incredible pictures! I have been following Kate’s story and praying for the McRae family through their whole journey. What a wonderful, priceless gift you have given them! May God bless you, and may you continue to stay strong!

Hilary - October 3, 2009 - 8:53 pm

Love these pictures, especially with her in the doorway with Will when the puppy first got there, the expression is PRICELESS!! We keep on praying for the family! In Christ.

Hilary - October 3, 2009 - 8:54 pm

oh and thanks for sharing theses precious photos & memories Mcrea Family!

tiffany reyes - October 4, 2009 - 3:22 pm

I believe these were the most beautiful pictures i have ever seen. They really touched my heart. I could not look without tears falling. I will be praying for little kate and family…..

Teresa K - October 4, 2009 - 4:15 pm

Fantastic work! You definitely have a gift in photography. By the way, I love the name of your business and your logo ….very classy! To the McRae’s…thank you for sharing with the world such an intimate part of your lives. I realize you are doing so in order to spread the word about Kate and to build an army of prayer warriors and you have done just that, including my prayers. But you aren’t only sharing her story with us in order to get something from us, you are also giving back. You are extremely generous with sharing these photos, Carebridge, YouTube, etc. You are sharing with us the high points in your lives as well as your deepest fears and darkest emotions. You have given so generously to us that you have touched not only our hearts, but our souls. We love you all!

paula hickson - October 4, 2009 - 11:52 pm

oh my goodness, what a beautiful family inside and out!! I will be praying for this family from here on out. You really captured the love between all of them and the look on Kate’s face when she saw her new puppy for the first time is priceless….God Bless this family!!

Cheryl - October 5, 2009 - 10:10 am

BEAUTIFUL family and photos! I have said a little prayer for Kate!

Beth - October 5, 2009 - 10:09 pm

im going to cry!! you totally captured her heart Lidia!
this is AMAZING what you are doing! I love you even more! Didnt think that was possible!!
God bless you

Patsy - October 9, 2009 - 12:37 am

Kate, You are a beautiful child, fearfully and wonderfully made by the hands of God and He loves you so much. I don’t understand all of this, but He has a plan and He always knows what is best. I’m praying for you and your family. Lidia, God bless you for being the kind of servant He wants all of us to be.

Carolina - October 9, 2009 - 12:47 pm

I am inspired and I hope I can help you/join you in your cause.

Lori Tolson - October 16, 2009 - 9:32 pm

Your children are beautiful! Kate is precious!

kris allbright - October 21, 2009 - 1:07 pm

Keeping you all in my prayers..You all are a beautiful family…Your photos reveal all the love you all have for each other…God bless you all and Lidia for sharing them with us..

melissa - November 27, 2009 - 8:41 pm

this family is GORGEOUS! im praying for kate!! so sad, but she will beat this!

jael deyoung - December 3, 2009 - 9:19 am

holy and aaron you have a beautiful family and I can’t even begin to imagine what you all are going through. your strength and love are inspiring and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. my best to Kate. :)

tamara - December 8, 2009 - 1:21 pm

What a gift you have given this beautiful family!! We will pray for lil kate daily and her family. beautiful captures of a beautiful child and family… prayers to them

Vibrant Photography - December 8, 2009 - 1:29 pm

What a heartbreaking story! My prayers go out to that little girl and her family.

Tira J - December 8, 2009 - 3:09 pm

What a wonderful gift you have given the entire family. Especially Kate. I have been praying for her for a number of months now since I first heard about her story through another photographer friend of a friend. You are so very talented!

cher - December 9, 2009 - 12:46 am

such a beautiful family! wonderful photos..we are keeping you in our prayers daily here…God Bless you all..hugs to Kate!

Cathy Bautista - December 9, 2009 - 7:59 am

Oh my… I was so touched by the videos it made me cry. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of Kate’s story but this is the first time I cried. Thank you for sharing. It brings sadness to my heart but at the same time when I see the smile on her face on those pictures – it’s just priceless.

Sonia Terech - December 9, 2009 - 5:42 pm

Remarkable talent! The McCrae’s are an amazing testament to the power of love. Truly incredible family- I draw strength from them. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos.
I am awestruck…tears fall as I write this because the impact of these photos tell a poignant story.

Blessings to All!

Kathy Camasso - December 9, 2009 - 10:31 pm

I’m so happy to see smiles on these faces! You captured some beautiful moments and should be very proud! Thank you for sharing these photos! God bless Kate and family!

Christine Herrington - December 10, 2009 - 2:14 am

Beautiful video and pics. This family is so beautiful and happy. The joy Kate gives them is so evident in their smiles. God Bless the entire family and may all the prayers lift this little sweet girl and her family up in peace.

Ana - December 10, 2009 - 6:15 am

These pictures are breath taking. Thank you for sharing this amazing photo shoot. I am sure the family is in awe with all the photos. I will continue praying for Kate and her family.

Shannon McLauchlan - December 13, 2009 - 1:04 pm

Your photographs are truly lovely and Kate is a beautiful child. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. You gave the family a truly remarkable gift, capturing their beautiful daughter.

Collette - December 22, 2009 - 9:27 pm

What a beautiful family. I am praying they receive a Christmas miracle.

Gena Pagano - January 9, 2010 - 12:53 am

These photos are beautiful of Kate and her family. Thank you for sharing thiese precious memories. By far the best is the one of the whole family, where Kate is looking up at her mom, Holly. Sweet days. Thanks for sharing!

Rachael - January 12, 2010 - 9:03 pm

What an amazingly beautiful gift these photos are to this incredible family! Iam following Kate’s story and am awestruck at their courage and faith. I will continue to lift sweet little Kate and the entire McCrae Family before our God of miracles seeking and believing for her complete healing.

Shannon Parys - April 22, 2010 - 4:30 pm

These pictures are so beautiful. I have been praying for Kate and her family. What a beautiful little girl who more than deserves the miracle of God to heal her. God bless you for taking these beautiful pictures. It is people like you who make tragic situations a little easier to bear.

Jennifer Foxen - April 25, 2011 - 4:04 pm

These pictures are so precious…Ive been followning her story for the whole time..Ive missed reading her story bc for some reason my email is messed up so I have a new one…She is so precious…I too am a cancer survivor…two times over! Its nice but scarey times…altho I went back and they may have found some more cancer….ugh so not looking forward to going thru it again..Praying for the McRae family always…May God bless you all…the puppy is so cute…

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