First snowy session of the season and we all lived to talk about it!!! Minus twenty-six degrees ain’t got nothing on us!!! #wintervibes #portraitphotography #snow #ottawaphotographer
I wish I could tell you there was another way. I wish I could give you a road map that was clean and flawless and perfect in every way. But I can’t. Because I’ve never experienced it. I only know one way. And it’s messy. Whether it's been creating relationships…creating art…or creating a moment. It’s been messy. And I used to be afraid of the mess. Afraid of the flaws that might appear if things got dirty along the way. Until I realized that the greatest beauty I’ve ever known has arisen from the disheveled pieces of a very messy life... The most valued relationships I have in my life are the people who were willing to stand in the mud with me. Because there is so much beauty in walking through the trenches with someone…facing your battle…and finding your way out together. The most precious art I’ve ever made in my life are the creations that exists filled with pieces of grit and sand. Because there is so much beauty in having a vision…watching it dissolve into pieces…and then transform into something new. The most meaningful moments I’ve ever have in my life are the ones spent with my hands and knees covered in dirt. Because there is so much beauty in having been buried…digging yourself out…and uncovering the strongest version of yourself. I wish I could tell you there was another way. But I can’t. Because I’ve never experienced it. But I can tell you that life is often very messy. And if you’re willing to embrace that mess…there isn’t just beauty on the other side of it…there is beauty inside of it too.
The most handsome little light tester there ever was... ❤️ #clickinmoms #naturallight #freckles #letthembelittle
For you, dear friends! For your support and your love and your immensely encouraging words! You sure know how to raise a girl up and make her feel a lot less alone. Thank you for sharing your own hearts and your own souls and your own struggles! It may take me a little while to respond to everyone's messages and comments...but please know that they are all being read and appreciated and stored in the place that matters most...
I find God’s ways so very intriguing sometimes. I’ve been chatting lately with various friends about feeling spiritually depleted. God has felt very far away for me lately and I haven’t been sure how to fill the gaping hole between us. I have so often admired the faith of those whose belief is so unwavering...whose connection is so close...whose voice is so clearly heard. But I’m also starting to have a new appreciation for the faith that comes when we feel like we have absolutely nothing to show for it; when the distance is wide and the loneliness is deep. When He feels so far and we feel so lost. It can be hard. Faith can be hard. If I’m being totally honest, there are times when I hesitate turning to God because I’m afraid He’ll say ‘no’. I’m afraid He’ll say that I’m not meant to be a writer or a photographer or a speaker or a leader. I’m afraid that He’ll say “you had a good run, kid...but your time is up”. And I’m afraid that I won’t be able to love Him anymore if He says that to me...if He takes away one of the greatest desires of my heart. I realize in the eyes of many, this could make me a “bad” Christian...or a “convenient” Christian...or even a childish Christian. And all of that may be true. But if nothing else...I am an honest Christian. And God willing, in these times of great depletion...that will be enough... ❤️ #faith #writersofinstagram #instamood #theviewfromhere