Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Girl......an Elite Model....

Many of you have been following my blog for some time and have been so incredibly supportive of my daughter, Cortney.  ModelSource Magazine did a photo shoot with her yesterday and she is now listed as one of their Elite Models. Can you believe it?! I am so over the moon about this!  

So much of her life has been struggle upon struggle.  She has had to overcome so much. I've had to overcome so much. As a parent of a special needs child, you feel sometimes like all you do is fight.  Fight with the schools. Fight with doctors. Fight with insurance companies. Fight with  van dealerships, and sometimes the general public's ignorance.  My girl has had to fight with her own body and mind to accomplish things. Just learning to hold her head up, grasp an object, tell her mama that she loves her. ; ) And one by one she conquered those obstacles.   Cortney is not your typical 17 year old, but she is special. She is beautiful. She  brings a smile to anyone's face who meets her. Her being lights up a room....  God certainly had a plan for her. 
So meet the newest Elite Model! : D
My heart goes pitter patter everytime I look at her......
Have a great weekend my friends!

115 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Congrats to both of you! That smile certainly made my face light up! She is gorgeous!

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Beautiful! You can see her awesome spirit shining through...and she has that because of the Mom you've been! What inspiration for the rest of us who often take so much for granted. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Sharon

janetli921 said...

Congrats to both of you
and many blessings!!

Jane said...

Oh, that's so wonderful! What a beautiful smile! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful! Your whole family is beautiful, not only in appearance, but in attitude, beliefs, work ethic, dedication to one another. I love checking you blog everyday to see the "pretties" you make, I really enjoy getting a glimsp of your family and their accomplishments. Enjoy!

Robin Marshall Clark said...

I'm so glad you posted an update! Yay Cortney!!! I am so happy for her and you. Blessings come in all shapes forms and fashions. You received one 17 years ago and yesterday too!

ursula Uphof said...

Congratulations to you both and that smile is fantastic. What a lovely young lady. May many more wonderful opportunities be hers and many Blessing to you both

Gwen said...

How wonderful for all of you! Her smile lights up everything around her, I am happy for you both.

snappy scrappy said...

Wow...double congratulations!! Lee-Ann :)

Rea' said...

How wonderful Congrats to both of you ! God DOES hear our prayers!

Rhonda Z said...

Great photo, great smile! Congrats, proud Mama.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Awwww...congrats to you both!!! Her smile most certainly DOES light up the room!!! (Or the great outdoors in this case!)

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Gabriela said...

I don't think it is possible for me to be any happier for you and for Cortney. You both have reason to be proud, with so many hard earned accomplishments and for facing so many struggles and still coming out with a smile and with such encouragement to others, to your readers. I salute Cortney and I salute you, my dear Michelle. Congratulations on becoming an Elite Model. Elite indeed!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Congrats to both of you!! She looks beautiful!! I'm also a mother of a special needs child and I totaly understand what you mean. My best wishes to both of you.

Veronica
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Theresa said...

Such a beautiful girl. Gorgeous smile. You're lucky to be blessed by her presence and she you.

Candice said...

Huge congrats!! Your daughter is gorgeous & she looks incredibly happy! Best wishes to you both:)

Margie H said...

Finally have a chance to comment on your blog! She is BEAMING!! and I am so stinkin' excited for the both of you! What a wonderful adventure :) SO PROUD of her <3

Heather Jensen said...

She is beautiful! I am so happy for her. You are a great momma and I can tell how much you love her. :)

judy anderson said...

She has grown into a beautiful young woman.

Katie Bolinger said...

YES! I hope she has a long and prosperous modelling career. I knew her picture in Chicago Parent Magazine was going to lead to great things. Congrats to you both.

Colleen said...

Congratulations to Cortney! She is beautiful and makes this blog reader smile too! Congratulations to her Mother as well.

Lisette Harzing said...

She is gorgeous and looks so happy in this picture. Lovely!
It is a good thing you wrote about your struggles in life being a parent of a special need child.
I meet parents like you all the time and do not always take your struggles in consideration.
Next time I will give that extra smile!

Sis Patterson said...

Wonderful mom and wonderful daughter! And wonderful photos! Congratulations to Cortney and you for all of your achievements and victories. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful and so are you.

vdoyle8 said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!

M. Kim Rosati said...

Cortney looks beautiful, as always! As a secretary for DCIU OPTIONS here in southeastern PA, which is a transition from school to work program, I know how hard parents have to fight for their children to live productively. God bless you for your strength to bring the best to both of your children! Congratulations!

Rachel said...

Congratulations to all of you. Cortney is such a beautiful young lady, she exudes happiness. You've worked hard, glad to see something super come out of it.

reeree62 said...

I could not be happier for Cortney, .....or for you!!! Just wonderful!!!!!

Linda Peterson said...

Cortney is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations to her and congratulations to you for raising such a beautiful daughter. I have learned so much from you, by reading your posts.

Marty said...

Congratulations to one beautiful young lady and to her mom for being there for her!!! I work with special needs children and I know and here their struggles daily. God bless you both.

Suzi said...

Congrats to both of you!

I love to read your blog, your strength and love inspires me.

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