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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Senior Photography - Zach Kordic

I just recently finished a Senior photoshoot with Zach Kordic.
What a great experience!  
Zach is so many things, but mostly he's kindhearted, thoughtful, and fun. :)
It's reassuring to know there are young people like Zach in the world these days.  
He's got a bright future ahead of him!  
I LOVE these images of him.  
I love that a single image can communicate so much about a person.  
The artist in me knows I've accomplished the task when you can view a photograph and feel like you know the person before meeting him.

Wouldn't you love to know this guy?

Thanks for the opportunity to take your senior pictures!  
I feel honored to have experienced capturing 'who Zach is'!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Have you Noticed I've Been Acting Weird?

I love that I have friends that will tell me when I'm being weird.  
I got called out the other day and she was right. 
I have been acting weird lately. 

It all started in January (the perfect time to begin).
Something about the stillness of that month after the hurried, harried season of Christmas always lends itself to reflection.

But this January was especially rough.
2013 was the worst year of my life. 
I experienced more loss and grief in one year than all of my other 35 years combined. 

It was like I had an awakening.  
I realized there were some details to my life that needed tending to so I began seeing a counselor to help me sort through all the yucky parts of life.  

As I process everything, I have found myself craving solitude, which leads to the weirdness.  
I'm definitely not a solitude kind of gal, but this season of my life requires it.  
So, if I seem withdrawn or distant, feel free to call me out on how weird it is, because for me, it is.
But know that it's just a season.

I have been experiencing God's most tender, loving- kindness and I know I will look back and cherish this season of growth and awareness.

"Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
When the great oak is straining in the wind, the boughs drink in new beauty
And the trunk sends down deeper root on the windward side.
Only the soul who knows the mighty grief can know the mighty rapture.
Sorrows come to stretch out spaces in the heart for joy."
--- Edwin Markham