I met Courtney, Kris and baby Fiona about a year ago when I took their family portraits. The Dempsey family immediately warmed my heart. The love they share for each other is incredibly magical. I could tell the way mom and dad looked at baby Fiona, I thought to myself "Now that's what you see in movies"!
Fast forward a few months after their family portrait session. GySgt. Kris Dempsey, USMC was being deployed overseas with Darwin 1/5 Marines for what seemed like a never-ending deployment to Australia. He was in country for an approximately 7 1/2 month deployment.
He left behind his beautiful wife Courtney and their little girl Fiona who had just celebrated her 1st Birthday. Courtney and Kris had also just found out not too long prior to Kris deploying that they were happily expecting baby number 2!
Seeing that this wasn't the first deployment that Kris had been on, Courtney was ready for all the challenges that they were going to face while Kris was deployed. From her growing baby bump and several check ups, to Fiona growing bigger everyday, Courtney took everything in perfect stride. She worked a full-time job while being a full-time pregnant mommy! If you ask me, I personally think that Courtney deserves an AWARD!
If it wasn't for men like Kris and woman like Country, our country wouldn't be what it is today. Many thanks to both of them for their daily sacrifice. It is with great joy in my heart to announce that GySgt. Dempsey returned home to his beautiful wife, daughter Fiona and baby #2 on Sunday, October 19, 2014!!!
Heather J. Potter