Our vacation this year did not go as planned. It started with the devastating loss of a beloved father and grandfather who left us for eternity way too soon. And if that wasn’t enough, I was in and out of doctors offices and ERs in three different states with a crazy staph infection in my arm that just wouldn’t go away. It wasn’t what we planned. But the important thing was that we were together, away from the distractions of daily life. We were grieving and healing (in more ways than one), and in the midst of all the craziness, there were moments like this. Moments of sunshine in our time of rain. I am so thankful for these two little loves and the joy they bring to our lives each and every day.
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As with most little boys, my Maxwell has responded to the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” with the typical little boy answers: a policeman, astronaut, firefighter and even paleontologist. But more often than not these days, he tells us that he wants to grow up to be “a knight that fights for right.” I’m not exactly sure what that means to him in that vivid imagination of his, but how special it will be if God uses his zeal and uniquely passionate approach to life in such a noble way. Maxwell, may you always find the courage and conviction to stand in life for what is right, lovely and true!
Yes, I know, it’s almost impossible to think of Christmas in this miserable heat. And while it may not be time to get our Christmas trees up (thank goodness!), it is time to start planning for Christmas cards! I will have lots of cards to choose from this year (this is obviously just a tiny sneak peek). All are fully customizable with the text of your choice and your favorite images from our session. In most cases, card colors can be changed to compliment images.
Session availability is limited this fall. I can’t believe it, but I only have a few openings left — 2 in September, 3 in October and 2 in November! You can go here to reserve your family’s spot. I look forward to creating a memorable session (and card!) for your family this year!
A mother’s love is special. I’ve always known this…everyone does. But it wasn’t until I became a mother myself and held my first child in my arms for the first time that I truly understood what that meant. I began to love in a way that I never had before. I loved that tiny little person so completely, so differently. And I think becoming a mother helped me to love others in my life better too. I loved my husband in a deeper way now that we were officially a family, and I gained an appreciation for all that my own parents had done for me and why.
A mother’s love is special. I love it that we documented that for this beautiful mamma and her two little ones, and it makes me realize how badly I need a photo session of my own!
It’s the little things that are making our summer special. He’s just going off to Kindergarten, not college, not a boarding school. But I’m trying to savor every moment with both of them this summer, because for our family, this summer marks the end of one stage and the beginning of the next. I’m excited about all that lays ahead of us, but I know that as we enter “big boy school” and all the activities and to and fro that will naturally accompany that, we will inevitably have less time for just hanging out…for doing things like drawing pictures on the sidewalk and hugging in the sunshine….just ‘cuz we felt like it.
I’m not even sure if there is such a term, but if there is, this sweet family would certainly be close to qualifying! They welcomed their set of boy/girl twins just slightly over a year after their second child was born. Yes, you did the math right, three babies under the age of 13 months…whew! But they didn’t focus on all the diapers, bottles, routines. They were so excited to be a family of six, and I was touched by their incredible story and strong faith. Their joy was real, and they were authentically thankful.
Being with this family on this day was such a great reminder to me. A reminder to not let the mundane details of daily life get in the way of being truly grateful for my blessings. Thank you, D family, for not only inviting me into your home but for sharing your story and hearts with me!