My personal life has been a bit tough this year with quite a few ups and downs… My mother in Japan found out that she has a form of cancer. It is not fun to see someone you really care and love struggle with pain. About the same time I heard from my mom, I got great news from Portland local bridal blog that they will feature my pictures and talk about my work with a Japanese Wedding in Portland. I think that the timing was just awesome. If I have to just deal with the down side of life, I could be so depressed! Also, I can appreciate the great news more coming from such a down.