Verna Francis grew up on a farm in central Oklahoma. She is married and has three grown children and five grandchildren. She and her husband live in the country across the pasture from their daughter and her family. She loves animals and currently has four dogs, two of which were rescued from shelters.
Verna owns Snowflake Photography which she operates out of her home. It is a family business and she enjoys working with her children very much. She enjoys all types of photography and has been the official Santa photographer for the Chickasha Festival of Light for the past six years.
Verna has published articles in Christian Woman and Bereavement magazines, written several articles for U.S. Observer newspaper, and has two stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.
She used to wonder how she would handle it when life starting knocking her to her knees. Then one day it began and didn’t let up for almost twenty years. She experienced illness, separation, death, disaster, and heartache. During these difficult times she found a lot of comfort in reading about others who had been in similar circumstances. Their stories of faith, perseverance, courage, and victory lifted her up and encouraged her. By sharing her story she hopes to lighten the load of someone who is dealing with similar issues.