Every time I am finished photographing a woman for Awakening Mother Earth I get huge hugs, smiles, occasional tears and always a heart felt gratitude for being involved. 
It is this that my goal is met. It is this that I find the peace within myself; peace within the woman recognizing her strengths. Telling me, "she has never felt so beautiful." Honoring the pieces of our time together in such a way it will be forever remembered. 

This surprise photo was sent to me, showing me how much she cherished it and it just makes my heart so happy.
So happy.