"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

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Walker Family

Typically when doing a post, I like to share a little bit of my heart…. along with a little bit of my work. However, after many nights of sleep deprived nights and days full of two children with unhappy hearts… well, my mind is mush slightly foggy. So tonight, we will get straight to the point. And the point is that today I had the privilege to get outside and photograph the Walker Family. Cody, Sarah and their three littles are the sweetest. It was such a blessing to work with them. So fun to capture each of their littles personalities, smiles and silliness's. They are truly a beautiful family, inside and out.

Walkers, you are great. I felt so honored that you asked me to document this fun time in your lives. Happy Saturday, hope you enjoy this little preview from our time together today. Oh, and hope the full moon passes soon, so maybe some normalcy will return to our homes! wink, wink.



DSC_0082This did not start as a choke-hold… but, they are brothers.










Check out these baby blues…. heart melting.







Monday, October 6, 2014

The next day.

Today, my little man turned six months old. I can’t believe I just typed that. The last six months have flown by. There have been days that draggggged on forever but the months are just so fleeting. Motherhood is funny that way. I sit here watching my son grab toys, turn himself in his saucer, babble away to me, and I am simply amazed. Part of me is actually even saddened by how fleeting these months are. I sometimes just want to freeze time (on one of the real good days, if that’s possible), and keep him this way forever.

Then the next day comes and he’s even more fun. The next day comes and he does something new that brings joy to my heart. The next day comes I am even more grateful to my God, for the gift of my son. The next day comes, and I love him even more than the day before. So, I am thankful for the next day. I am thankful for each stage we encounter, each smile that fills his whole face (he really smiles with his whole face), each “conversation” that we now have, and each moment I get to be his mommy.

I am more aware then ever that not all mommies get those special moments with their littles. Not all mommies get to experience first smiles, first laughs, the sweetness that melts your heart (even at the ungodly hour of 2am). My heart aches for them, my heart feels for them. I pray they have comfort beyond comfort, peace beyond peace… and that someday, they would be blessed with those moments. That someday, they too will be thankful for the next day. Cause the next day brings more love, more hope, and more joy than the day before.

So mommies out there… No matter how hard or how great today is. Lets be thankful for the next day. Not wishing today away, because today is filled with abundant blessings as well. But be thankful, thankful for the moments that will come, the memories that will be made and the love that will grow.

Buddy boy, Happy Half-Birthday. You have brought so much joy, so much spunk and so much fun to this house-hold. Everyday I am more and more thankful for you. I am thankful for today… and for the next day too! I love you my boy!