I couldn't go to bed without writing a blog entry tonight.
I am not one to really write fancy or beautiful things - in fact - my writing skills STINK. But I definitely had to mention that I am grateful for so many things - more than I can even begin to list.
This year has been kind of a roller coaster ride - I have had a lot of high times and some lows...not too many lows, but the ones I have had haven't been the greatest. I was reading a quote from Buddha that said "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we did get sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." I couldn't have used a better quote to describe my feelings.
As hard as this year has been with all of my health issues, I am grateful. Grateful that it's not worse than it is...though many things are still left unanswered, I am not dead or even close to dying and I have so much love and support from my family, friends and clients. What a wonderful thing to be grateful for...
Kenyon, my five year old son, came home from school the other day and said "Mom, what presents do we get on Thanksgiving?"
I replied, "Kenyon, we don't get presents on Thanksgiving, it's a day that we need to take extra special time out to thank God for all of our blessings...to tell Him all the things we are grateful for."
Kenyon replied, "Mom, I did that in school today. I was playing with a toy in the classroom and I looked up and thanked God for my school, my teacher and my toys."
This couldn't have taught me a better lesson. Today and many other days, I am grateful. Grateful to be a mom, a wife, a friend, a photographer, but more than anything - just to BE.
Thanks everyone for all of you love and support!
Also, I am thankful for this beautiful family...make sure you come back to see their amazing pictures :) For now, here's a sneak peek!