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85 Blessed Years – Amy Low

By 21/07/2010 8 Comments

Our second winner for the free portrait shoot is Amy Low. An amazing lady whose story is told by her granddaughter, Priscilla. Here is Priscilla’s account of her grandmother’s life.

Her name is Amy – beloved.

Yet her life is a long unloving journey. Unknown. Untold.

Taken from her biological parents at birth, she was given to a childless couple so that she could care for them in their old age.
Love her they did not. Instead, they abused her.

At 16, she entered an arranged marriage.
Love her he did not.

From one prison to another, unloved.

But God has been faithful, merciful, loving.

85 years old, fragile, wrinkled.
Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother.
She bears no grudge, no resentment. She has learnt to love. Beloved indeed.

My wish is that her smile can be immortalized, for her generations to come.

I was really touched by Priscilla’s story. How often, stories like these are untold, kept tucked away in the recesses of our mind, until something draws it out into the open. It is stories like these that remind me about how precious each person is. No matter what background we may have come from. How we all deserve love. And how large and extravagant God’s love is.

This is Amy Low.

Isn’t she beautiful?

She used to weave these baskets from paper and sell them. Such creativity!

Her son and daughter-in-law.

Priscilla with her family.

Amy’s grandson – Reuben & his wife, Joanne.

Four generations of women.

And the men…

A little lovin’ going on here…

Even Joseph tried his luck – attempting to give a kiss to Joy-Anne who promptly avoided him!

And finally, the entire family.

Thanks for sharing your grandmother’s story, Priscilla. I am glad to be part of history – knowing that I have immortalized her smile for your family. I pray for God’s richest blessings to surround every one of you!

If you’d like to view the 1st winner’s photos and read her miraculous baby story, click here!

Join the discussion 8 Comments

  • Priscilla says:

    Grace…I’m speechless! This is awesome!!! Knowing how much nonsense the kids gave, I’m really super duper impressed.
    And you make the rock garden look so good. Thanks a million!

  • Daniel Lim says:

    Hi Grace, your project is really meaningful! Praise the Lord for your gift and service :)
    The story and the pictures warmed my heart…

  • Clarice says:

    Hi. Found this link on Priscilla’s fb. Nice!!!!! thank you for making my grandmother look amazing!

  • selina says:

    another great job by Grace!!
    truly love your pictures. my cousin family even called me to praise your works!!
    and ya, priscilla, your grandma deserves this happy family!

  • Grace Tan says:

    Thanks for the meaningful messages on the blog! I truly appreciate all of you for conveying your gratitude here. I hope that this story and photos would encourage us to show a little more love to someone today. :)

    Daniel, anyone can start this project! Use your skill to bless someone today.

  • Pamelyn Tan-Corsi says:

    It’s another incredible set of photos Grace. Pricilla’s poetry on her grandmother was touching. You have truly made the family portrait an unforgettable print in their hearts. Would have loved for you to take my family portrait one day. You are an incredible story teller with your pictures. You are also a very vivid writer. Thanks for colouring our world with your stories and photos.

  • Gwen says:

    Not only are you an incredible storyteller capturing meaningful images, you also create poetry with words and draw the viewer into the world of your subjects. This story tugged at the corners of my heart and its so meaningful to know that LOVE will always triumph in the end!!! Thanks for sharing Grace!

  • These images are amazing; you continue to be my inspiration!

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