I saw this weeks' theme and looked at one of the pictures that drew me in. The portrait of Ms First was a really good shot that I felt captured that moment. Great job Ben! My first thought was to really showcase the lines on her beautiful face to portray a full life laden with happiness, sadness, joy and blessing, something that my grandmother always told me stories of.
I don't have Lightroom but edit most of my photos on Photoshop. I added a second layer of the same picture that I converted to HDR over the original and made the shadows darker to add more drama and focus on the lines of her face. I contemplated on leaving it black and white but I think color is okay too. I hope this does the picture justice.