Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all who come across my blog! I am so thankful for another year of doing what I love in my "spare" time. For those of you who don't know me personally, photography is my fourth job-wife, mom, accountant (yes-accountant) and photographer. It is my outlet and a very special gift. I am so thankful that I found it and I am so thankful I see things a little differently because of it.

Part of my job is photographing newborns. I get to meet little humans as they start their journey. They are beautiful, undefiled, and full of promise. I consider it an honor to get to meet them at this precious time. I also get to see parents, many of them first time parents, as they begin their journey. There are no words for the immediate expanding of your heart that happens when you become a parent. I love getting to talk to parents about it.

I had one particular photo that really struck me as I began to think about this blog post. In thinking of the true meaning of Christmas-the birth of Christ-I was humbled. I thought about how much God loved us and gave his only precious son. I thought about how he allowed him to come to earth to stand in the gap for us. As a parent I cannot imagine giving my son so that others could live and yet that is what was done for us. I leave you with this picture of a precious child and ask you to think about his gift to us. He loves you and he loves me. What better gift could we receive?

Merry Christmas, friends!