(For the entire month of February I am photographing my children each day. This is a personal project dear to my heart. Thank you for stopping by!)

In the world of photography, things don’t usually go as planned. Sometimes it is a wonderful thing, you end up taking shots that you never imagined, and sometimes a vision or a dream has to be put aside due to the weather or a crying child or some other instance beyond your control.

Zach was my choice of child for today’s photo. He was doing great, posing, giggling, having fun. Then I asked him to jump for me…and he fell…skinned his finger. Of course I felt bad, I always do. You want to experience guilt like never before? Become a mother. My dear boy doesn’t take pain very well…meaning…at all. You would think it was a broken bone he cries so hard. This is real life for him and for me. The tears he cries I try my best to wipe away and pray over the owies and hope it all gets better. I know tiny scrapes will be put into perspective one day…but until then…

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(For the entire month of February I am photographing my children each day. This is a personal project dear to my heart. Thank you for stopping by!)

Today is their birthday. My husband and my baby girl share the same day. She decided that after 10 days overdue, her daddy’s birthday was as good a day as any to be born. I feel so blessed to have two of my loves born on the same day.

He is a wonderful father…a true Daddy in all sense of the word.
She is a wonderful daughter…a baby through and through.
She loves Him…He loves Her.
They are both my very own Valentines.

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(For the entire month of February I am photographing my children each day. This is a personal project dear to my heart. Thank you for stopping by!)

Have you ever had one of those days? I had a wonderful idea for today’s photo. It is Valentines Day and the photo was going to be hearts and love and Abby did her best to help me, but it was my fault that I forgot about it until the light was long gone…*sigh*. So after much sadness and feeble attempts at making the photo work…I decided to scrap it. Thankfully I turned around and saw Zach playing in his room…so forget the posed love photo…let’s just go with real life today.

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(For the entire month of February I am photographing my children each day. This is a personal project dear to my heart. Thank you for stopping by!)

Two days ago my Grandpa, my Mom’s Dad, passed away at 86 years old. He missed his wife, he was sick, he loved Jesus and he needed to go HOME. My sisters and I, along with my Mom went to see him the night he passed. For that I am truly thankful and I am also thankful God took him home just hours after we left. No more suffering.

There’s nothing like a death in the family to get you thinking. I think about my own Dad and how much I love him. He is a Grandpa of 6 grandkids and they are so blessed to have him. I think about family and friends who don’t know the Lord…or at least are not making Him Lord of their lives. I think about my Grandpa, my Dad’s Dad, who is still with us and his kind and caring new wife.  A friend on my Facebook wall said it wonderfully…”Grandpa’s are special people”.

Abby was helping me take a photo specifically honoring my Grandpa…but after she flashed me her “I’m done with photos” sad look…I felt it encompassed how my family is feeling right now.

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(For the entire month of February I am photographing my children each day. This is a personal project dear to my heart. Thank you for stopping by!)

On Tuesday, the day after Valentines Day, she will turn 3 years old (and her Daddy has a birthday too!). But today we had her party, it was an explosion of pink and all things girlie. We watched her open presents while wearing a big pink dress (which she actually wasn’t fond of) and her little bare feet. She was so overwhelmed afterward and in perfect 3 year old fashion, had a nice bath and went straight to bed. She is still our baby.

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