She's a survivor.
And meet Diego...
Jen has had to overcome a lot of things.
One was breast cancer.
Another was 6 1/2 years of the demands of military service
as an army medic and mechanic.
She has also overcome a lot of challenges to get her degree
and become a licensed electrician.
She will tell you that if not for her animals,
she doesn't know how she would have made it this far.
But then I look at Diego.
I don't think he would have gotten too far if Jen hadn't rescued him, either.
We got together at Jen's lifelong stomping grounds
for a special celebration.
It was her birthday,
and the day she got the news that she is now four years cancer free.
Being the Vikings fan that she is,
she had a quick little wardrobe addition to commemorate the occasion.
(And since the new quarterback is #5, she's all set for next year too.
Do you suppose it's even remotely possible that in celebration of FIVE years
the Vikings could make it to the Super Bowl for her?)
As luck would have it, her latest work project has been
WAAAAY up in the rafters of their new stadium construction.
Better her than me!!
Since our session at the park,
Jen has rescued another dog to share in the fun.
I look forward to meeting Tonka!
Jen, I'm so glad that you and Diego found each other,
and thankful for all the good things God has brought into your lives over the past year.
And I'm especially glad you are capturing so many treasured moments in photos.
It's hard for the challenges to stay at the forefront
in the face of so much joy.