Monday, August 31, 2015

Sisters ~ I am Beautiful project 2015

Sisters Caitlyn and Brooklynn






so adorable...

 When the girls mother first contacted me it was to tell me all about Caitlyn
 and how even though she had, had some serious medical issues including
 both of her legs being operated on and not knowing
 what her limitations were going to be, she never let it get her down.  
She worked hard with her physical therapy until she was able to do everything she loved again. 
Including bringing home 1st place with the drill team. 

Things happened and several months passed before I was able
 to speak with mom again to try and set up a time to get together. 
She sent me a note that said ~ Caitlyn would love to donate her nomination to her sister. 
See, the thing about Caitlyn is she is always giving. 
Before I entered your contest. I didn't really know that it was about bullying.  

Cait has had to deal with so much in her life and there have been many mean people and many 
instances of bullying but because of her nature she never let it get her down. 
She just picked herself back up and started over.

Mom went on to tell me a few things about Brooklyn and I knew I had to have both
 of these awesome young ladies be apart of the I am Beautiful project. 

You could feel the love they have for each other, their kindness and gentleness. 
Mom and dad you have raised two extraordinary young ladies
 this world is such a better place because of them. 
I wish you all, lots of love and happiness. God bless you, thank you and giant hugs to everyone.

You can read Brooklynn's story here
and Caitlyn's here


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Meet Caitlin our " I am Beautiful " ambassador for August 2015

Caitlin is 17
Hobbies: Drill team
Favorite Foods: Sushi
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite subject: Science

Wants to be a Special Education/ Special needs therapist

Hero: My mother, because she takes care of all five of us and is a very strong and loving person. 
Proud of myself for I taking home 1st at last years state meet
 and I have fully recovered from double leg surgery. 

Bullying- People who decide to pick on others for their differences are attempting to make themselves feel better by making others feel bad.
Realization: Throughout my childhood there have been moments when I have
 realized people were mean and attempting to belittle me.
Feeling: I felt upset because I do not like to think I am different than other people.
Help: My parents
How: Helped to make me feel better and continue to tell me I am beautiful. 
They also made sure that the bullies never talked about me again
 If I could say anything to people being bullied. 
I would say to not let other people get to you. 
Inside, those people do not have enough self esteem to make themselves feel sufficient
 with who they are so they are attempting to make you feel like you are less than
 them so they can feel better. You are beautiful inside and out. 

 What would you like the world to know about you:
 I am thankful for the opportunity to help other girls feel better about themselves 
and hopefully make a difference! 
My family has helped me in so many ways and I am grateful for all of my differences
 because they turned me into who I am today. 

Such a sweetie thank you so much Caitlin for being apart of the I am Beautiful project.

big hugs, Cherry

Always remember ~ You are strong, you are brave, you are loved
 and you are beautiful.

 
 If you know of a child/ teen that would like to be apart of the

please email me at cherrydevereauxphotography@gmail.com

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Meet Miss Brooklynn our " I am Beautiful " ambassador for July 2015



 Brooklynn is 13


her hobbies are : Art, video games and long boarding
Favorite foods: apples and sushi
Favorite color is maroon

She loves Art and Social Studies


I want to be...an indie game developer when I grow up.



Hero: Edmund McMillian, the creator of Super Meat Boy which is my favorite video game.
My Best Quality: My ability to produce art
Bullying means ~ mean kids

First realize that I had Tourettes in the 3rd grade when my teacher kicked me
out of the classroom because I made too many noises
It made me sad
My parents helped by getting the school involved and found a solution


Brooklynn wants everyone to know if you are being bullied:
She hopes you find a way to figure this situation out. 
Make sure to find help and talk
to other people because you are not alone.

She wants the world to know: 
I am stronger than I ever thought I could be. I have learned not to waste my time crying
over other people when I can just love myself.
I am not a person who judges other people by the way they look or act.
I will be nice to everyone! I hope everyone else can learn the same.


Brooklynn, thank you so much for sharing your story.
Thank you for your bravery and courage.
Always remember ~ You are strong, you are brave, you are loved and you are beautiful.
big hugs, Cherry

 If you know of a child/ teen that would like to be apart of the
" I Am Beautiful project "

please email me at cherrydevereauxphotography@gmail.com

Love a photo and want to see more, simply click it to enlarge. Hugs, Cherry
Monday, August 3, 2015

Meet Garrett our handsome June ambassador

I met Garrett and his mom Michelle on a very hot
 Saturday morning. At first I thought he was shy, 
just give him a little bit of time and you will get to see the cool, fun Garrett 
Garrett just celebrated his 12th birthday
Here is what Garrett's mother shared with me.
Garrett is such a loving and caring child whose feelings are easily hurt
 because he wears them on his sleeve.
He has never participated in sports but he has started
 to show an interest in basketball within the last 6 months.

 He is an old soul trapped in a little boys body.
He is very passionate about food and loves to eat.
 He has started exercising and is scared no one will like him due to him being overweight –
he does have self image issues however when his older brother told him
 that he needed to get in shape his response was “Bubba I'm round that is a shape” –

 he is a very funny person with a great sense of humor,
no one can crack jokes and make me laugh like he can
his sense of humor is often very dry which reminds of my mother.

One time we were at the new water park and a kid called him fat
 and the father just laughed about it –
it bothered Garrett for a little while but he soon got over it
 as I told him that he was perfect to me and he would lose weight in time.

  His next hurdle for now is starting middle school.
That happens this week and he is both looking forward to it and scared at the same time.

Garrett thank you so much for being apart of the I am beautiful project.
My wish for you is to have the best school year ever.
Keep that fun spirit and that awesome smile on your face. 
Thank you so much for your bravery and courage in sharing your story.
hugs, Cherry

Always remember ~ You are strong, you are brave, you are loved and you are beautiful.
 
 If you know of a child/ teen that would like to be apart of the





Love a photo and want to see more, simply click it to enlarge. Hugs, Cherry