New Babies and a Whole new year!
What an amazing year this is turning out to be already! Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you and making decisions for you that you didn't even know had to be made. Last year I was on top of the world with recognition from Newborn Magazine with an award of excellence! I had several newborn sessions scheduled and was moving into a studio. I felt like I could do anything and was completely unstoppable! Then.. I dislocated my shoulder in my sleep. It was, of course, unexpected and definitely not planned. I had to move sessions, cancel sessions, ask for tons of help and finally just felt it was time to call it quits. I moved out of the studio and back home and got a new job doing what I use to do as an xray tech. Well.. Things went crazy there too with doctors resigning.. another new job came that I loved and was so happy at and then I was laid off.. Fast forward to today. Life has a way of letting you know things you didn't even realize you needed to know. After applying for several jobs and not getting a call back I decided to pick up my camera again and see if I could maybe get a few sessions to help out while I job hunted.. To my absolutely amazement and surprise I was almost instantly overwhelmed with responses, support and just an outpouring of love.. I instantly felt like I was on the butt end of a Jeff Foxworthy joke with God handing me a "here's your sign line". I took it with absolute awe...
My amazing husband and family have been backing me up more then 100% and that alone has made me feel like I can of this. Am I terrified?? You betcha!! The what if's have me like it ain't nobody's business! They pry at every nerve ending in my brain making me crazy with fear, anxiety, and of course worry.. Then I sit.. be still and listen and feel that soothing and reassurance that can only be God saying trust me.. you got this!
So here I am. Getting this.. At least I hope. I'm rusty, old.(er), and still silly me.. I am excited about all the sweet new babies I get to meet and even more excited about the families, and returning families I get to share smiles with.. and trust me there will be smiles!
Thank you for your faith in me! I love I have made you feel warm fuzzies and love that I get to do this for now.. just this. What an amazing thing THIS will be for this is MY Time now and through all things God has allowed me I will let his love shine!
Enjoy the images below!! These were entered into a photo contest this year! I can't wait to see how they will do!!!