A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to not only photography Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Strawberry but to listen to their amazing story.
Darryl has a book out, if you’ve not read it, you should! My son actually wanted to read it and every day he had something new to share about the life of Darryl Strawberry.
If you live under a stone then you may not know that Darryl went from riches to rags in a matter of years.
How could he be so self destructive? Didn’t he have it all?
Kinda reminds you of a similar story in the news lately!
Darryl’s wife Tracy spoke first and although her speaking is short as she introduces her husband, it’s powerful. She’s one woman that knows that she knows that she knows who she is and why she is there. She has emotion and purpose.
Darryl does not play, he really speaks it as it was and as it is. Five years ago he came to St. Peters with nothing, today he shared on what God can do in just 5 years.
I followed the tragic times of Darryl Strawberry and as I listened to him I could not help seeing the thin, burned out, wasted figure of a man standing in a court room silently screaming for help.
Listening to Darryl talk now, I have always been a believer that once God gets a hold of you and you listen, you can do anything. Darryl’s life is such a powerful example of that.
Now I’ve been honored to listen to and be a part of a rags to riches story!
Sometimes when I sit back, I’m so honored to be exposed to the people I am and be able to somehow just connect for a brief moment in their lives.
Here are just a few images of the day Darryl Strawberry rocked it at Church On The Rock in St. Peters Missouri!