"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully," Romans 12:6-8

Friday, October 18, 2013

in this season…

This is an interesting season of life that we are in. A fun season. A good season. A tough season.

It is a season with a 15month old who is exploring her world more with each passing day. It is a season where I get the pleasure of seeing her eyes light up when she learns or accomplishes something new, even if that something new is climbing on a forbidden chair in the playroom. It is a season where the most common words out of my mouth seem to be “Hannah no touch”, or “Hannah, no screaming” and sometime just plain old “no!” It is a season where with all my might I try and say an equal amount of times “Hannah, you are so very special”, “Hannah you are a blessing,” and “Hannah, I love you!”

It is a season where we are expecting our second child, which physically and emotionally feels a lot different this time around. A season where that spunky, feisty, fun-loving 15month old can rub on my already raw pregnant nerves--- til I am toast. A season where I constantly pray for my mood at the end of the day, that I have just enough nerves left to be patient, loving and pleasant to my husband when he comes home. It is a season where I frequently fail at that miserably, and yet every time he forgives me, loves me and reassures me. It is a season where I realize that I am more than blessed. Blessed with an amazing husband (who is an even better father by the way), and two healthy growing children.

It is a season where God is transforming me. He is challenging me, pushing me, and encouraging me. It is a season in life, where my daughter, is one of the largest glimpses into my own life. As I preach to my daughter about having a “happy heart” during a moment of meltdown--- I reflect upon myself. I reflect upon my attitude previous to her meltdown, or my mood in general that day. Often I realize--- maybe my heart wasn’t that happy either. Maybe today, I was not leading by the best example. And that, is this season. It is a season of Grace. A season of Forgiveness. A season of Love. Everyday, I make mistakes. As I struggle to be content with a busy husband who’s been gone lots, or a toddler who keeps throwing tantrums--- I’m given Grace. The same Grace that I practice giving to my daughter when I see her loose her own battle with temptation. It is a season where our home is full of love--- a little who gives the absolute best hugs and kisses--- if you’re lucky, you even get a little “pat-pat” on the shoulder.

Like I said--- its an interesting season. But so far, it has been one of the best season.

I have always loved the fall leaves, personally my favorite season. It had been a while since my little family was in front of the camera and with the leaves started to change, we decided it was time for a little family session. My dad was kind enough to snap some pictures for us. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by. I hope that you are enjoying your season of life… the good, the bad and the interesting. God Bless.

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I am so very blessed by these two--- a very lucky woman.


  1. these are so cute!!!!! your photos are amazing! so cute!