Last fall, Liz contacted me to design a t-shirt to raise money and awareness for her daughter’s cancer diagnosis. I immediately fell in love with this El Paso family that I had never met. Fast forward one year and momma Liz and Lydia are the recipients of my very first PRETTY TOUGH jacket.

If you are new to the PRETTY TOUGH jacket, start here.

Here is Lydia’s story from her mom:

This is Lydia.

She’s a sweet & spunky, Barbie-loving, unicorn-obsessed, twirly-dress-wearing almost 7-year old little girl. This last October [2019], she was diagnosed with a malignant, stage IV brain tumor. And despite her grim prognosis, she’s retained her spark and radiates a joy, that can only be from the Holy Spirit, to everyone she encounters.

Lydia, along with her younger brother Silas and mom & dad, are on a journey to seek joy wherever it can be found . . . in spite of the big C-word. Although messy and painful at times, this journey of trusting God’s perfect plan can be followed along on my blog HERE.

I would like to thank the following women-owned businesses for their contributions to this shoot:

Hand Lettered Jacket: Deonna Wade @deonnawadeart

Photography: Charissa from Life In Tandem Photography @charissaintandem

Hair, Necklaces, and Rings: Samantha at UrNewImage Salon & Boutique @urnewimage @samanthan_landin

Balloons: Sweet and Fancy Events @sweetandfancyevents

Liz’s Earrings: Made For You @oficial_madeforyou

We took these photos a couple of weeks ago and it was a wonderful experience. It was a rainy day in El Paso (which NEVER happens) and I prayed to God ALL day long that he would give us the chance to get these pictures taken and HE allowed it. So thankful!

Enjoy the photos and say a prayer for Lydia for complete healing while you look at this post.

Click on the Instagram Video below to see the Pretty Tough Jacket be featured on KVIA El Paso.

Mural by @itsaliving

The joy of the LORD is your strength.  Nehemiah 8:10