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Changes in the air

We are 28 days into the adoption of our 3 foster children.

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It’s been a great month!

It’s been an amazing road we have traveled these last 18 months with them.

Some days were hard and I’m not sure how everyone survived, much less

ate, bathed, slept, or had clean clothes to wear!

Going from 3 children to 6 children overnight was a huge leap of FAITH, and one I’d gladly do over again.  Or again and again.

It’s not like I’ve been this big, famous photographer, most of my “clients” have been friends and family I roped into letting me photograph them and/or their families.

And OH!  have I loved it!

But with the adoption seems to have come countless more doctors appointments, 2 little medical scares (little scare over a medical test and a son who decided to catch the tip of his finger in a folder chair trying to snag some cheesesticks LOL), and a whole lot less time than I had before.

So I have decided to take some much needed time off to be with my family.

And learn how to photograph them DAILY.

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Because I’m learning that it is going by faster than I ever could have dreamed.

And these babies need me.

I am watching them grow so quickly

(my oldest son is almost 18 now and I’m having to come to terms with him leaving the nest. {GULP} Not sure I will take that gracefully.)

And I don’t want to miss anything.

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And I’m learning that God may not be finished with our “little” family yet.  He may have someone waiting in the wings, not-so-patiently waiting for a family.  He’s had a difficult time and he needs us.  So, again, I find myself saying “yes” to whatever Christ is asking us to do.

And I do have such a fondness to boys. :D

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So, for awhile…

I’ll be here, but in a different capacity.

Sharing my family and keeping my skills up.

Because who could resist these faces!

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But, promise me….

when I call you and BEG to photograph you…

or your kids/pets/wife/husband/flowers

just smile and agree.

I still love to do this.

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So….for now

Love your family.

Spend time with them.

2 Responses to “Changes in the air”

  1. Stephanie Burrage March 29, 2013 3:26 am #

    I have loved hearing about your kiddos joining your family. Foster adoption is the best gift I ever received!!

  2. Life with Kaishon March 29, 2013 1:52 pm #

    Photographing our own children is far more important that photographing others. : )
    Your babies are beautiful. I am glad God gave you this blessing of adoption.
    Happy Easter.

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