… my sweethearts

If you know know me (which you do!) you know how much I love documenting moments – good and bad. with tears in my eyes or the biggest smile plastered across my face. the exciting or disappointing. with a hopeful heart or a devastated one. with the encouragement of friends or the disapproval.

I love to share. Revelations 12:11 says “They triumphed over him (the accuser…. our enemy… the Devil) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”

I don’t love the perspectives of others or their views of what they think life looks like so much so that I won’t talk about publicly what the Lord is doing in my life….. in my health….. or in my body.

This space has seen the ups and downs of marriage, infertility, adoption, marital struggle, divorce, entrepreneurship, and now single parenting. It’s been a journey……. but if you could see my inbox, my text messages, the stories of random strangers I’ve come across in person who recognized me from this space….. you would encourage me to continue sharing. You would see how valuable sharing your experiences are with others. And, you may just be more inclined to share yours more readily & vulnerably. Maybe not as publicly as I do, but that’s okay. God calls us each to do our specially assigned work for the kingdom and our job descriptions don’t have to look the same in order to be productive!

Long sidebar short…….

When I got pregnant with the girls (jog down memory lane with me here!), their very non-professional photographer mama begged for a camera to capture the girls moments. Everyday moments in a beautiful, professional looking way! And, I got it! Yea!

We started off really well, but soon with chasing behind twin toddler solo…. I couldn’t keep up with them, all of their stuff, mine, a phone, AND a camera & camera bag. Wasn’t happening. So it was dropped. And, near forgotten.

While I’ve taken a few photos here and there for others, it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I whipped out my Canon, dusted it off, dressed my three in casual Valentine’s Day cuteness, and drove us to a photo sesh spot. It was a lot. So was managing them, their moods, trying to get them to all smile at the same time while looking at the camera. Y’all. I dropped f-bombs. There were frustrating moments. I wondered why Logan had to Vogue pose with every picture. Why Dylan had an attitude for NO reason, and how to get Rhyann to laugh so she doesn’t use her fake smile.

All of it happened. Just not all at once.

And, I’m cool with it because you just scrolled through a dream come true – using a gift to forever capture my children as they are in February of 2020 with great quality.

That. Is. Life. And I’m so thankful for these people – through it all ….the ups and downs of life, choosing to love and see our people for who they are and value them where they are…… while giving them room to grow is where it’s at. It’s love. It’s how we not only maintain relationships but learn to enjoy each person as they are, where they are.

And, even when they frustrate you….. They won’t be like that forever.

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