This is a hard post to write. And it might get wordy. But it will be real.
I lead a charmed life. I’m blessed beyond my own understanding sometimes. As far as the things in life that a person might ever ‘need’, I have those and more. We all want things we can’t have. Some of us more than others. And sometimes it can hit you at different stages. Seasons pass where things seem flawless…they float along and you’re on top of the world. Other seasons, it’s hard. You want something different. You want what you can’t have. You want. Want. Want. It’s a dangerous black hole. And in my 35 years there have been many times where I’ve given into my desire for more. And there have been times when I have smacked the ‘want’ aside, pulled myself up by my boot straps and realized I have all I need and more. So deal. Sadly, in my own selfishness I’ve often gone with the former rather than the later. But I’m learning. I’m learning to find happiness in what some might call the ‘mundane’ or the daily drone of life. It’s in the those little moments that some of the greatest joys pop up and cause your heart to burst with love and fullness. And to think, I almost missed it…wanting something more, something different. Luckily I’m blessed to have this incredible Husband who works hard to help me see the happy in the everyday. And who can make fun out of a box of sticks. Seriously. He can bring our whole family to full laughter effortlessly.
OK. OK. Why am I getting all deep and pensive when it’s a Friday, and the last day of school no less? Come on Stacy, lighten up!Well. Cause here’s the other crazy thing. I also have these crazy people I walk through life with. They’re flawed people. Some are borderline nuts in fact. But I love them. Like crazy love them. They all have different strengths and different weaknesses. Sometimes they annoy me. And other times I feel like I can’t breathe until I have a good solid ‘sit down stare at your face and tell me everything about your life’ session. I grew up going to Boarding School. Friends became Family. Period. I’ve kind of kept that with me. My Friends. My close Friends are like Family. I love my Family, but sadly they all live far far away. Ohio. Indiana. California. North Carolina. Georgia. Maryland. Kentucky. Alabama. Congo. It’s hard. I wish it was not that way. So my Friends have helped easy that pain….they’ve stepped up. To be Family for us. We also have Friends that live far away that we love deeply too. Ones we know we’ll grow old and gray with. You know, the ones you might not see or talk to for months…sometimes years, but they still get you. You pick up, right where you left off.
So. In summary. My life is fun. It’s crazy. It’s full of crazy fun people. Sometimes I want things I can’t have.
What in the world does this have to do with photography Stacy?
Well. In the last month Family and Friends have blessed me and my Family in unspeakable ways. Yep. That’s pretty much the only way to say it. I’ve cried ugly ugly tears. Like the kind that flow when someone does something so immeasurable kind, generous, and loving for you that you can’t see straight. You’r left speechless. Overflowing with gratefulness. Feeling like you just got blessed, once again, beyond your deserving. And the catch is you can never repay them. You can’t say ‘Thank You” enough. You can’t express what your heart feels. You just know, that in that moment your ‘cup overfloweth’. So as a way to thank those who have blessed me, I want to bless others. It’s true. When you’re loved you want to love back. This post is to announce that I’m going to give everyone who reads this a free pooooony!!!!!!! Hahaha! Well, I’m fresh out of ponies, but I have a camera. So I thought, what if I gave away 2 Free Photos Sessions for no reason at all. Just to bless someone who needs to be blessed!
I’m gonna pay it forward.
All you have to do is one simple thing. Well, two things.
First, leave a comment on this blog post or my Facebook page, telling me how a session would bless you!
Second, pay it forward. Go do something small for someone else.