In many ways our lives couldn't be more opposite, but when heart stories are shared, the ones of youth and mistakes and dreams and prayers, you know, the ones that make you cry and laugh and cry again, it turns out the distance of miles and differences doesn't actually separate us at all, but rather makes a friendship more beautiful. Coffee cheers to all the stars aligning (miraculously) for a early (very) double date breakfast with these amazing adventurers.
Fourteen seconds of the most humbling good and perfect gifts my Good Father has given me. Made into art by the one and only @wildflowersjoy last night. So much love to the conspirators @cfrench360 and @joyprouty for this priceless surprise.
Last Christmas my hubby surprised me with the most beautiful gift, a family session with @wildflowersjoy to be experienced finally tonight. And so, here we were this evening, my girl in the last moments of sunshine with @joyprouty 's warmth. Her gifting goes so far beyond the tools of her craft, and my heart is so full. Love you, @cfrench360 .
Days on end spent in the sunshine, water and rainbows, exploration and discoveries all in motion and stills. New on the @allisoncorrinphotography blog. Link in profile.
They've been working side by side for over an hour now, imagination fueling creativity fueling camaraderie fueling masterpieces.
The number of times a day (and night) I find them just like this. May their hearts always be so entwined.
Sunday morning tradition.
My dearest cousin. We quite literally grew up together as some of my most vivid childhood memories are hand in hand with her. And then made even more together as starry eyed teenagers who fell in love with our boyfriends who just happened to be roommates at one of the most special summer camps @campbarnabas , those cabins still have my heart...this afternoon we shared laughter and tears and reminisced peaks and valleys and finally held each other for the first time with our families, our tribes, the beginning of another generation...so many words, but only a fraction of the story because our story is made of all the history on top of the kind of friendship only family can claim.
It's the unseen moments, the tiny ones, the ones that fall in between the cracks, just under the radar. It's reaching out, and showing up and really just being there. It's the little choices that are the hardest choices, respect over resentment, sacrifice over selfishness. It's all these minuscule things that are actually quite monumental, the actual makings of this miracle. @jedidiah1221 and @_amelia_gordon_ , your day was beautiful, but my prayer is it all dims quickly in comparison to your extravagant generosity, tenderhearted forgiveness, humble devotion and resilient affection. My prayer is that the loveliness of your wedding day is eclipsed every day after by love.
A lovely evening for lovebirds... @jedidiah1221 and @_amelia_gordon_ we've loved you both forever but together even more. Cheers to forever!