Bentley Francis, 3, sulks at the feet of his great-grandmother Jean Thetford, 78. The wheelchair is more of chair for Thetford who only uses it when she needs a place to sit outside. Keeping up with a 3-year-old at her age can be difficult but she spends most days doing just that. The time she spends with Bentley is never enough, she said. "My daddy used to say that time would go faster when I got older, and I would say, 'Daddy, that's the craziest thing I ever heard,'" Jean says. "But I think I might've been wrong because it sure seems to be whirling now."
Children in the village of Kasigau, Kenya blow bubbles with the assistance of Western Kentucky University senior Katlyn Wathen, 21, while students are on a break from working in local medical clinics.
Reverend Megan Huston finds a moment of peace amidst the chaos of her day, taking a sip of water as her twin daughters nurse. Huston is the senior minister at First Christian Church in Bowling Green, Ky and does her best to juggle work and family. "The church has been so supportive," she said of adjusting to new demands of being a mother and a minister. "I couldn't be more grateful."
Josie Valentine (center) and Louisville senior Haley Holback (far right), 21, react to meeting their Panhellenic Big, Chi Omega president, Lauren Stull, at the Delta Zeta Panhellenic Big/Little Reveal on October 6. “I am so glad I get to be a part of the creation and colonization of Delta Zeta,” Holback said. “Even though I am graduating, I would like to be involved in the sisterhood post-graduation.”
With the help of his peers learning to control the flying wires offstage, Greenwood High School senior Joe Moore, 17, practices soaring above the stage for the first time in Van Meter Auditorium in Bowling Green, Ky on Monday, March 7. “Flying was the most amazing thing,” Moore said of the experience. After three days of training and supervision by professionals, the students were allowed to take the ropes into their own hands.
Machon Dickson, 32, watches cartoons with her two biological sons Nathanial and Jossiah before bed. "I am happiest with a full house," she said. Dickson has two foster children under her care as well, a two-week-old boy and a two-year-old girl.
WKU junior Hassan Adan, 22, of Louisville, KY has been playing soccer since he was in middle school. Originally from Kenya, Adan hopes to travel by playing professionally one day. "My coach was a professional coach in Liverpool," Adan said. "He thinks I have potential. I hope he's right."
"Every day is different," Stephanie Turner, one of four co-owners and the general manager of Patent Pending said. "That's what I like about it." Turner has lived in Bowling Green and dabbled in the restaurant business before but this is by far her biggest endeavor. "Anything we could do ourselves, we did," she said.
On his way outside, Conner, an 11-week-old beagle-boxer mix, can wait no longer. Conner is a guest at L.I.F.E. House, a no-kill shelter in Frankfort.