My Roomie!

Say hello to the Bruening Family!  They mean the world to me and are Godparents to my eldest child.  Mom was my roommate in college and has been my rock through the good and the bad.  She makes me want to be a better person everyday.  Her love of life, her love of Christ and her unending generosity towards all those she meets is undeniable.  She has the sweetest, most affectionate heart of anyone I have ever met and is the kind of person I want to surround myself with for the rest of my life.  I have truly been blessed beyond belief to call her my friend!

I met dad around the same time in college.  Both of our families moved to Springfield afterwards and it was absolutely the best.  Now he practices as a chiropractor at the Franklin Total Wellness Center in Quincy, IL.  About three years ago, I was diagnosed with not one, but two complicated intestinal infections.  I was transferred from specialist to specialist and was not responding to any of the medication I was taking outside of having horrific allergic reactions to the strong meds.  I took the drive to Quincy to see Brandon and within days my body began healing.  He did what no other specialists in town were able to accomplish after over a year of treatments and I started the road to recovery.  I will forever be grateful and a firm believer in the work he is doing.  

It has been a long time since I have seen the whole family together.  It used to be a regular occurrence when they lived in Springfield to celebrate birthdays and Baptisms together, so it was great to have an extended family session with them all.  They braved the heat magnificently!  Thank you for inviting me to Quincy, and we can't wait to come see you again soon!  Enjoy!