There is a first time for everything and even though this is a first, it is probably a last as well. And I am okay with that because the spotlight, well it couldn't have been on anyone better! Last week I wrote a blog post on Oliver Beckett Photography about my cousin Lottie Mae. This week that same blog post was published in my hometown's online paper, The Carthage Press, seen here Face of Hope. I'll admit, it is pretty neat to have something published and to see my own byline but the time I spent with Lottie was much more special. The strength this little girl has shown, outweighs it all. She has been and will continue to be an inspiration to all and if this little blog post introduced her story to just one new person, it did its job.