Friday, March 25, 2011

{before she goes to assist on her first destination wedding}

March 25, 2011


I am so proud of you!! In the last year you have magically (or with the help of Jesus...) grown so much from a timid little girl, to a brave, confident soon-to-be-young-lady, who can conquer nerves and dive into the unknown to do things most little girls wouldn't even dream of!

I can't believe you're going off to the other coast of Florida to shoot a wedding, and that another photographer requested your services! You'll be such an example of what it looks like to be a smart, funny, creative, talented, and courageous daughter of the King of Kings. You make us proud to be your mommy and daddy.

Remember to pray and ask Jesus for confidence and wisdom, and don't hesitate to ask the grownups for anything you need, or for advice if you need it. Be sure to wear sunscreen and rest when you can. Watch your camera settings (raise your ISO if you need to, choose auto white balance if you have a hard time, and remember to watch your shutter speed!) and most importantly, study the life around you. Your eye is important, and your vision is unique from anyone else's... there's a reason YOU have been chosen for this!! You'll see things differently than anyone else can, and you'll give the gift of your perspective through the lens!!!

So proud of you, angel-girl, and so excited to watch you growing in all you can be in your Papa-God. Love you MORE!!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

flashback to autumn

making "beignets" with daddy.  bacon and juice and cream-laden coffee on a school day.  it's spring now and we feast on strawberries and still our coffee, but we daydream of cool mornings and splurges.  :)

hold me

darling, and together we'll scare away the storms that rock our sometime-world.  breathe softly on my neck and warm away the chill of night, and sing deeply to me as we await the sunrise that shimmers hope across the horizon.  hold my hand, love, and lead me by your side through the tall grass maze of choices and happenstance and Calling that make up this temporary life.  draw close our little ones, soul-friend and faithful lover, and together let us dance a joyous rhythm to heart-songs sung in family-harmony.