Monday, May 14, 2012

Crave Photography

Many of you know that I absolutely love photography... I love capturing moments in time and am trying so very hard to learn more and more each day. What a road it has been!

As of next Thursday, I will be staying at home with my sweet boy and no longer teaching my wonderful kiddos at Walker Elementary. The decision to stay home was not an easy one- we all want to be able to teach our own children and spend as much time with them in their young years as possible, because time truly does zip by in an instant. So, hubs and I have planned and worked hard this year, and with much prayer and guidance, have been blessed with the opportunity for me to do just that.

After making the decision, I began taking photos for friends, and co-workers and have fallen in love with the process. Within the last two months, my schedule has exploded. Every spare moment between school, family, church, and Thirty-One, I spend taking photos or editing! It's a blessing indeed! However, I realllllly want to learn so much more! I see so many fabulous things/ideas and get so excited about learning how to do more.

In the realm of education there are so many avenues, but I definitely learn best by doing!! Mentoring is super popular right now. Hopefully, after the busy end of the school year, I can allocate some time/funds to do just that! In the meantime, I'll dream about winning Crave Photography's Giveaway! They are offering a FREE, 2 day, all expenses paid, workshop and a FREE 50mm, 1.4 lens! Seriously doesn't get much cooler than that.

The link for the giveaway is right here! You should probably check it out, because it's basically excellence.

Anyhoodle, have a fabulous day friends! Check out the giveaway, and be merry!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mother's Day

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter: 

"My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day...

The day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionaly lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love.

I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you... my darling daughter. "