The truth is, she looks great in both pictures. If I stopped with just labeling the pictures "before" and "after," you might miss much of the story. You would not get to hear about Aumbriel's goal of becoming a veterinarian, her many hours working at a local vet office, or about her adorable pets like Knuckles the dog.
You wouldn't learn about the history of her favorite coat. Its graphite and watercolor stains reveal an artist that loves to create. The coat has battle scars from wrestling with many art tools over the years, and every button on the coat has a story of how it was once fallen and then saved by Aumbriel's needle and thread.
For a different perspective from sunny Florida, please visit my friend Lisa .