Today, I would consider myself somewhat of the adventurous type. Â But as a freshly graduated high school student, I was pretty shy and wet behind the ears as my grandparents would say. Â I was also SUPER attached to my family and so to head right off to photography school which was a WHOLE four hours away, I wasn’t sure I was ready. Â
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to watch “behind the scenes” shows. Â To see how a tootsie pop becomes a tootsie pop can fascinate me. Â
Ok so you know how there are verses in the Bible that when you read them, they just roll off your tongue so nice and sound so beautiful. Â But in all reality to live out what they mean is just plain hard. Â
Moments. Â It’s what my profession is all about. Â Capturing that single solitary moment so that time and memory can never steal it away. Â
1,966 miles later and I did it, I experienced the IF:Gathering. Â Together withÂ 2,500 women “live” in Austin and thousands of others across the globe via simulcast, we wrestled with the question: “If God is REAL, then what?” Â
IF. Â It’s such a small word, just two letters long, but yet those two letters can be so powerful when put together.
It was about five years ago now and I was dating my beloved Kyle at the time. Â We had decided to spend our evening together just kicking back, relaxing and watching a movie. Â My mother has a great selection of movies andÂ as we were paging through them earlier in the day, The Bucket List, jumped out at us. Â If you haven’t seen the movie its a story about two gentlemen from very different paths of life that find themselves in the same hospital room. Â After a few days they discovered they both had the same gloom future with only a few months to live. Â So they make these bucket lists. Â
I know…I know! Â I have been skipping out the past few weeks from this new blogging life. Â Now I promise I have a great excuse, but you’ll have to wait until next week to find out!
Until then, I have the very best news! Â Since the last time I blogged, I became an aunt for the fifth time. Â And since it’s in every aunt’s job description to brag, I am just gonna go ahead and do so. Â But before I do, can I just tell you the coolest thing? Â In my family, I am the youngest of three siblings, and the only girl. Â So that means that I have two big brothers, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything!
Well friends, it’s almost Christmas! Â I suppose it’s no secret anymore just how much I adore this holiday. Â But I love it for more than just getting a Christmas tree, more than just buying gifts, and more than just baking cookies. Â But five years ago my Christmas was turned upside down. Â I would love to share my story with you…I hope that’s okay. Â Although, I must warn you, that I may go over my typical paragraph in length.