These images on my blog today represent why I do what I do, not only in photography, but in motherhood. For these moments, these memories, these feelings. These gifts of joy and life and adventure that I can give to these precious ones God has entrusted me with to raise and to watch over. Sometimes I question his reasoning in deciding I deserved them, but I’m forever grateful that he did. My story didn’t work out the way I dreamed, but he made it far better. These are the times that make me so grateful and make all of those hard anxious times worth it. I’m so grateful for the eyes God has given me to see the beauty in the world around me the way that I do, the heart he has given me to feel what I feel. I am someone who feels deeply. It makes grief deeper but joy brighter. This is how God made me and I’ll accept it since it makes the world rich in contrast, depth, texture, vibrance and life. I am grateful for the trials and sorrows I’ve had in this life because they have opened my eyes to the beauty of each moment, caused me to cherish what is before me now. I could not create art like this before my heart was broken, and before the light of my Savior seeped in through the cracks, healed my heart from the inside out, and made me whole again. These images are my soul, this is what fills me. I’m excited to share them with you and I do so with thanks to God for these rich treasures and the beauty of the earth as I move forward on this journey of both motherhood and creative expression through my art.