Let me tell you! The last few weeks of my life have been something. These crazy moments that keep me honest. That’s what my grandmother would say…those hard things in life, they keep you honest, and humble. And I have a list of them.
It started with my washing machine going out. Long gone are the days where appliances last 20 years. In the last 8 years I’ve had two crappy refrigerators and now, I’m on my washing machine. No one wants to spend that kind of money on a washing machine…shoes, maybe. But not a washing machine.
Then I got sick. I got tested for COVID, no worries. But I did end up having bronchitis and a sinus infection. The laundry was piling up, I was coughing and hacking, so I didn’t sleep. For like a week…I didn’t sleep. But I felt a little better.
THEN, I’m in a parking lot and some dude backs into me as I’m pulling out, because the blare of my horn and me screaming at the top of my lungs a few kind kind words to please stop didn’t stop him.
All the while, I’m taking my youngest, Zac, to appointments to work on his back injury, that just wasn’t getting better. Finally after two weeks, and x-rays and and MRI, we found out he has a fractured spine. For 3 months he will be in a back brace, rehabbing, hopefully healing.
Not to mention, I had some very challenging work moments.
In the midst of the honesty, I’ve had some meaningful moments.
My daughter, Karah, flew in from Florida and surprised us. WOW, so so happy.
My schedule continues to fill up with amazing families—like amazing, loving, families for real, for real. And the newborn sessions—eeekkkk.
I was able to capture moments of the first week at an amazing new school in San Antonio called The Gathering Place. An entire morning spent with littles who were so filled with wonder and so so happy to be out of the house. One little girl said, “I was so excited about school this morning that I couldn’t sleep last night.” Same, girl. Same.
I was able to help the Roy Maas Youth Alternative by taking photos of their silent auction items for their upcoming Online Gala.
I was also able to partner with the Special Needs ministry at Grace Point Church West to offer photoshoots to families with kids with special needs. Just WOW! I was so blessed.
And then there was my project with Franklin Park, and Lisa McGuire, that’s a super secret right now, but I promise you will cry! I promise.
But wait, there’s more—I partnered with Magical Sleepovers to offer photography to the cutest most amazing parties for kids. Not only do I get to take these amazing photos, but I made IMMEDIATE friends with Chris, and she is the absolute real deal.
No matter, the trials, I am blessed beyond…Living an unshakable life, because no matter what the world deals me, God’s got me.
So this week, I’m praying for each of you….seriously I am. Some of you by name, and for those of you I will meet soon. 2020 has been something else, and as we are rounding out another month I am totally hopeful as what the future holds, for me and for you.
We got this, the honest AND the meaningful.