so i took a month off from anything and everything really that had to do with business, i started a new job, i was a leader at a conference, that surprisingly was so much better than last year and i didn’t have sweaty pits from the nerves for the most part. i met a sweet christian artist, moriah peters and literally was brought to tears seeing a room full of young ladies worship a God who loves all shapes, sizes, color, and to know we are made in his image..yeah..that is pretty rad. so in my absence, i shot one, yes, one session..these babes.
not to long ago, my sweet, beautiful soul of a friend, Alexis, sent me a picture of an insert from a book she was reading, which i am now reading and oh my, conviction and literally knowing my brokenness is made new through my heavenly father. i am so thankful for her heart of encouragement and serving, she did not have to think of me or even carry the burden of my discomfort of my daily struggles, but i am so thankful that she kept me in mind. i am beyond words grateful. honestly i was brought to my knees in prayer, there isn’t anything worse than trying stay in control of everything in your life and it just simply not being of Gods plan. guys, if you have not read the book “bittersweet” honestly, do so. it will teach you a whole new ground on grace.
when you meet babes such as these, you learn quickly that laughter becomes medicine, it is needed. i remember walking into my new house and crying, not because i was not grateful, but because my fear was lack of community, uprooting my family of five and moving even further from our friends, who we spent many weekends with and many of those consisted of sleep overs. i had no control, i was anxious to be surrounded by people my own age, yes, all of our friends are older than us. i was anxious that i wouldn’t serve the people i knew i would come to love so much with the best of who i was. so this session was needed. it started off as one thing and then these babes took over…it completely became complete opposite of anything i had pictured. it became a night of laughter with husbands questioning our sanity. we made cupcakes at 11pm, we looked through each others closets, that is three different houses by the way. changed numerous times on what was to be worn..in the end..all that was left was laughter, making of flower crowns, and lots of pure fun.
Galilee & Taren, y’all…
If you can guess what was said or done here..in this moment…that would cause Galilee to make these faces…I will send you a $15 Starbucks card!