"We have never been called to define God, we have been called to behold Him." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

Moment in Time Photography - Blog

August 29, 2011

Though the Storms May Come.

It's the nothingness that frustrates. 

That lack of feeling, of caring, of anything really. 

I can be OK because of Christ in me. For He is my strength and motivation always - daily - but especially on those days where there is nothing.

This cycle frustrates, yet I can rest knowing that there is purpose, that even here, even now, has been seen by God and is good.
Oh to remember that every moment is Holy. That You oh Lord use even the most mundane of days to shine Your grace and glory through.

August 22, 2011

Many thanks

Thankful for friends who take my kids for 4 hours yesterday so I could breathe. It was much needed and much appreciated!

August 19, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday

To Our Alexandra Catherine;
Where have these years gone? 
In a blink of an eye, time has slipped through my grasp and I am finding that you are turning from baby girl to big girl.
And shaking our world in the process.
Not that that is a bad thing...
 Watching you grow has been a blessing and your Daddy and I love you so very much.

 This past year has been a year of firsts for you: 
 There's been school 
(and all I hear, at least once a week, is "When can I be in gr. 1 so I can go everyday?")
 and dance
("Mommy has dance started again yet? When can I dance again?")
 There has been trips to water parks and hospitals.
Neither of which you were traumatized by.
For the record, you spent the time in recovery after having your adenoids out and tubes put in wanting to know if you could help the nurse check you out (and then you got to take mommy's blood pressure and help with blood sugar tests when I fainted)
You keep asking when you can go back.
Maybe you are going to be a doctor, or a nurse. 
The compassion and care you lavish on those around you surprises me daily, and causes me to want to reach out even more.
At the hospital they gave you stickers (lots and lots of stickers) and you came home with more for your brothers than you did for you.
Stickers which you had thoughtfully chosen for each of them.
 You are our spunky child. 
Strong-willed and determined to have it your way.
I pray daily that those traits will, one day, be used for God.
That He may grab hold of your heart and that you will grab hold of Him with all your strong-willed determination.  

Your laughter and joy at life are precious.

 I pray that you wont lose that. 
That as you go through this next year, that you will continue to bring smiles to those around you. 
I am looking forward to this next year.
To see what adventures you will find,
what mischief you will make,
what buttons you will push,
and hearts you will melt.
Happy Birthday Alexandra!
We love you always and forever!
Daddy, Mommy, Anthony and Owen

August 13, 2011

When there are no words

because sometimes, 
in a week filled more with yelling and impatience than anything else, 
it takes looking through the lens for me to be able to find Grace, Thankfulness and Joy.

struggling, but oh so thankful for the many.many blessings in my life.

a perfect day for a drive to the border to pick up a clients print order

a stop at a conservation area for pictures

the finding - a purchasing- of a second vehicle

snuggling a precious 3 month old and watching as my kids love on her and light up when she laughs and coos and grins at them.