The last family session of the year --- happened to be with one of my best friends forever. I met Delishia when I was 20 years old and we worked at a youth home for behaviorally disruptive kids. We worked together for a couple of years and learned so much about what it means to stick with something, love anyway, and be kind when it was most difficult to do so. We also learned what it meant to trust another human being - that they will have your back in difficult times (or when you're getting bit on the shoulder, haha).
You all should check out her husband's music in Des Moines, too. His name is Matt Williams and he plays locally. He's the most versatile and talented musician I know.