Did you know that your nostrils can actually freeze together when it’s below zero in Montana?
Of course you did, you probably grew up in Montana and are familiar with that (not normal) phenomenon.
Did you know that snow squeaks like crazy when you’re walking on it in below zero weather?
Of course you did, who doesn’t know that?
Well… Me, for one.
My daddy was an over the road trucker, and when he would come home to southern Missouri and tell tales of it being so cold the inside of the windows frosted over, and that snow squeaked when you walked on it, well… I didn’t believe him. Boy, have I learned my lesson about not believing my parents…
Now, did you know that there are AMAZING, TOUGH, STRONG, BRAVE senior girls out there that can brave a windchill of -5F in short sleeved blouses?
Now THAT is something I know a little about!
Not me, I was bundled up like the Michellin Man…
But, Julia was an amazing sport for her winter senior pictures. Did we take plenty of warm up breaks? Yes. Did we run back to the vehicles to warm up after every few shots? Yes. Were we wondering why we live in a place where the air is trying to kill you? Well, I was, but Julia was once again amazing.
That’s not all.
After graduation this May, Julia is attending FPCC, then headed off to MSU Northern to major in elementary education. Why? Because already, at her age, she said she wants to be a wonderful teacher that kids can look up to, and be a good example and role model to let others know what they can accomplish, too! Not only a strong girl, but a kind hearted one.
Like all of us, Julia wants to have a family of her own someday. She has fears about the future and fears of losing someone that she loves. What is a beautiful thing, though, is that she has people beside her to support her and help her make her dreams and plans a reality. She mentioned that Corrine Kveseth and Jackie Muhs have helped her overcome so many things already, and she humbly credited them with helping her get to where she is today.
She also wanted to send a special thank you out to her mom and dad, Ronalee Carpentier and Lester Fasthorse, as well as her boyfriend Traysen Feather for being there for her and supporting her in her goals.
This is what we love about our job- the fact that we get to meet so many wonderful people, and that we get to be- however small- a part of thier journey for a brief moment.
Julia, we wish only the best for you in the days and years ahead. We know that with strength, determination and boldness, you can make ANYTHING happen, and you can overcome any challenges that come your way. Even if you get discouraged, don’t give up. If you get tired, don’t stop fighting. The drive and the motivation that makes you want to reach out and help others now can always keep you going. We are happy to have met you and we look forward to working together again in the future!