This week Soles4Souls is celebrating Barefoot Week! So this week over at iheartfaces they're celebrating with them. It's a non-competition week, so we get to post LOTS of pictures, which excites me! haha. Here's a little bit about Soles4Souls:
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner's World, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic’s Green Guide, and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Anyone can join our cause, and we need your help.
I love this picture. I took it today. These little hobbit feet belong to my son and daughter and my adopted nephews. I adore it!
This one was way back when I started trying to be creative with my photography. It was the fall of '08, methinks, and I just remembered it tonight when I was looking for pics for here. Dyl is on the left in his 4 sizes too big rain boots, and Ali in her first pair of Keds, even though I don't think they were actual Keds :) These are Ali's feet in the sand at the park :) And our friend Wayne dipping her feet in the creek during her photo shoot (names have been changed to protect the innocent. Actually, that's just what my kids call her haha) This pic is of Jess from my photo shoot on Saturday. I love this pic, and her bare feet are just so cute! I love the story of this picture. We were at the church building and I was taking pictures of the flowers in the bed. Shane (Stacey's lil bro) was irritating me, and he hates to have his pic taken. So I just turned the camera toward him, without even looking, and this is what I got. And I LOVE it! And this is my favorite picture from today's lil impromptu foot shoot :) I love the sand and the dirt and the warts and it just makes me happy!
I hope you all enjoyed the photos, and please check out Soles4Souls and the great work that they do. Maybe you can help out, too!
And I'm adding this last picture after the fact, because I just remembered it, and I LOVE the design of these shoes!
I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a photographer. I'm a lover of Jesus. My house is a mess, my kids are dirty, we eat take out more often than not. My life is loud, busy and crazy. And that's okay with me.
This is Eric, the man you've been praying for. He's a paramedic. He quilts in his spare time. No, I couldn't make that up :) He has NASH (a form of liver disease, non-alcoholic) and diabetes, but those things don't define him. He's a man of God, an insanely wonderful husband, and the best daddy in the world.. Just ask these guys..
Our daughter Ali, she's 9. She's fiercely opinionated and strong willed. She's a Daddy's girl, but the umbilical cord hasn't but cut from me, either. She's a gymnast, and proud of it. She spends more time upside down or turning flips than she does walking. She's crazy smart, and absolutely sure of it. She is my insufferable little know it all.
Our son Dylan, 7. We lovingly refer to him as Chubs. Or Chubby. Or fat boy. Ahem. He is all boy, as you can see by his crazy wild energy. He has the highest pain tolerance of any child I have ever met. He plays soccer and does gymnastics, but truly he is a gamer, a nerd. He is an avid reader and loves to climb. Not to be outdone by his sister, he's a drama king, but to him, I'm the best mommy in the world.
I'm here to use my voice. So many people can't. In a world of darkness, I just want to help God's light to shine through. I pray that my words are His, and my love is His, as well. This is my journey through the darkness. To start are the beginning of the story, click here.