I KNOW! I don't know why, I just... haven't. I guess that's a lie, because I tried to get some good pictures of my kids for Eric's fathers day card and it was a miserable failure. Usually I do a lot of photography through the summer, but this summer, I didn't.
This morning at worship a friend and fellow photographer asked me if I would do pictures of her family this weekend. I had to fight a panic attack! Seriously, I feel completely inadequate. So I've decided that I'm going to become adequate once again. I need to get some good pictures of my kids, anyhow. Their school pictures were fine, but they're charging an arm and a leg for a package, and I've got two kids. So we won't be purchasing school pictures. Good thing I'm a photographer (or at least I used to be) huh?
Anyhow, I went out for a quick walk and took a few shots. Here you go:)
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.