The other night, my boys and I were watching a Hallmark Christmas movie (yes, already …) and there was a scene where a mom spilled out her exhausted shpeal to the main character about how trying, anguishing, and draining it is to be a mother. Mine looked at me with question in their eyes, like I was going to be nodding in eager agreement with her dire description.
I assured them that don’t feel that way about being a mother. I am 100% sure that there was a day when I would have. And I am 100% telling you that I (we) have many challenges as parents and they have many challenges as children. But now-a-days, I can truly say that nothing would bring me more joy than I have from being home with these nuggets. Not because they are the perfect children or because I am the perfect mom (puh-lease … that couldn’t be further from the truth!), but I know it is because God has convicted me that this is what I am meant to be doing right now. When we truly feel that our path is following that which God has set out for us, the joy is immeasurable. When we truly feel that each of our tasks is done in honor of Him, we find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Whether it is being a parent or a doctor or a photographer or a mail carrier or a musician, honoring God with what we do brings great blessing.
It’s not a cakewalk … parenting or following God’s path … but both bring incredible blessings and are totally worth the effort. And definitely worth giving thanks for.
I just needed to say that.
As I said 2 days ago, I took my boys out for Fall portraits and we started just right on the road by our house. I wasn’t sure what the light was going to be like in town at the spot I’d hoped to use, but turned out … it was gorgeous. It was cold and frosty which made for a lovely combination!
This may be my favorite portrait of them ever … ♥
Or maybe this one …. ♥♥
Oh, how I love them, so. ♥
Thank you, again, for being here. I hope your Thanksgiving was so special and full of all that you give thanks for!