Friday, May 4, 2012

-Working On- One

It's been awhile, months actually.  Months since I charged up the battery, loaded my backpack and set out to shoot for someone else.    It felt good...normal and natural.  And normal is something that I cling to almost as fervently as hope and faith. 

45 minutes we spent on the hill, a family of 3 and me.  He's turning one.

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Twelve months of sleepless nights, soothing, and worrying, are going to be celebrated.  But more importantly, twelve months of undeniable joy.  Joy in looking in to eyes that you recognize as your own, joy at first smiles, first steps, and milestone moments that happen nearly every day.  Joy in realizing that this little tiny human is fulfilling your purpose in life.

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Realizing they aren't just our future, they are also part of our past; soaking up and absorbing all of our traditions and experiences.  They are living pieces of us, a record of our life experiences and the roads we traveled.   They are everything we will them to be. 

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Yes.  I remember first birthdays.

7 comments:

Casey Martinez said...

oh friend these pictures are absolutely stunning!! Well done and love the feel of that first shot. Looks like it should be in a magazine!!

Nessa Bixler said...

Oh Carol - these are so beautiful. I bet it felt great to get out there and do something you love.

Mama Hen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol! Make sure you take time to do the things you love my friend! I hope you are well! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

TV's Take said...

Great Photos! What a treasure for this family. Miss seeing your words out here. Hope your doing great!

Jennifer said...

I am so glad you are back to doing the things that you love!! The photos came out beautiful and you were able to give that family a lifetime of memories!! We just got home last night, I will email you later or tomorrow!!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Gorgeous as usual! Guess what? I bought a Cannon 2Ti and just purchased a Digital Photography book. Now just find the time to read and use it to its full potential LOL.

Hope all is well.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Beautiful pictures!