#visionariesaremade - Mother's Day 2017 / page 3

May 2017

Visionaries are not born; they're made.

What makes someone a visionary? Perhaps it's the ability to see possibility where others do not.

Rachael, N'rae and Nyla

Studio photo of Rachael Fennel, N'rae and Nyla
Photo by Cecilia and Jacob Lee

Q. Who gives the best hugs?

Nyla: Mom!

N'rae: Me!

Nyla: I'm the best hugger.

Q. What do you love about your mom?

Nyla: I love my mom because she gives me kisses and hugs in the morning, she puts songs on when it's my birthday.

N'rae: For dessert, she lets me have whatever I want. She takes us to real places like restaurants or the zoo...anywhere.

Nyla [to mom]: What do you like about us?

Rachel: N'rae is such a gentle, friendly, sweet soul. She wants to always help, to assist. When you meet N'rae, her friendliness overpours.

Nyla is my sassafrass! She is outspoken and adventurous; she's ready to take on life. Nyla is my helper; she helps me and N'rae. She's sometimes like N'rae's big sister.

Rachael: We're all the same. I'm a normal parent. This is my life. I hope people understand and appreciate that the road is not easy. My inner strength comes through prayer. But our kids are the same - no limitations.

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