Good things come . . .

to those who wait, right?  I had always been a believer of this, but yesterday, well, I was seriously questioning if this would be the case.  The night before this session, I volunteered to help out at the Midnight Mile.  We were hit with lots of rain, and it wasn’t pretty.  As a result, I thought the session I had the following morning would surely be cancelled. The next morning rolled around and the weather had not changed for the better.  It was grey and rainy out.  When I got the text stating this family was still game for their session, I was surprised.  I grabbed as many blankets and chairs as I could fit in my car and ran over to Wheaton as quickly as I could.  Again, as I was driving there through the rain, I kept thinking that this wasn’t going to end well.  Once I had arrived at Cantigny, the rain died down to a drizzle.  I was still sceptical that things would turn around enough that we could take pictures.  At that point, the plan was to hang out in the visitor’s center until the weather cleared up.  Not ten minutes later, the rain picked up pace and started coming down pretty hard again.  “Mama Thorsen” assured us that if we waited, everything would turn around.  At that point, I had to stick around.  I mean, clearly, if the family could continue to hold onto to hope, they wanted these pictures badly and I wasn’t going to be the one to stand in their way!  Sure enough, the rain died back down to a whisper and we made our way out there to see what we could do.  At first, I was all about working fast because we had no idea if the rain would pick up again.  However, after about 20 minutes, the sun even made an appearance.  Hello Chicago weather!  It was more than we could hope for, and we loved every minute of it!  In the end,  I guess it’s true what the say.  Good things do come to those who wait!  Oh, and “if you don’t like the weather in Chicago, wait 15 minutes.” 🙂  P.S. The more I look at this baby bump, the more I think it’s a boy, but we’ll have to wait until April to find out for sure!


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