Archive for May, 2011

Meet Landon – Columbus, GA Newborn Photographer

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

This is Landon… at 1 day old! My plan was to blog hospital pictures at the same time as newborn pictures- but this little guy is an exception. Being with this family for a short time over the weekend gave me an even more thankful heart today, remembering our military (past and present) and their invaluable sacrifices. Daddy was away at training and unable to be present for Landon’s birth. I can’t imagine what those first moments and weeks would be like without the support of my husband. It’s just unthinkable… yet… it’s the reality of many military families, and I didn’t hear a single complaint out of Landon’s mom’s mouth. Trista- you have a quiet strength- and a huge love for this little man. I could see that instantly. You are and will be an incredible mom! Thank you, Mike and Trista, for serving and sacrificing for our country, and thank you to all men and women who are serving or have served. America is blessed.

 

Happy Mother’s Week!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

A couple days late… but why not stretch it out all week? That’s how I feel about birthdays and Mother’s Day should be no different! 😉

A month or two ago, I was having one of those days. I hate hormones. So I escaped to my regular hiding spot when I’m at the brink of losing it (the shower), and afterward picked up a devotional Bible that was given to me at MOPS years ago (another sanity saver for me when I had my first) – and found this… and loved it. It’s obviously not scripture, but a fun take on 1 Corinthians 13- for Moms.

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Though I lecture and harp at my children and have not love, I will be background noise to rebellious thoughts.

And though I wisely warn them not to use the street as a playground, or they’ll be killed; and though I patiently explain why snails live in mobile homes, and I give endless answers to life’s other mysteries; and though I have faith that can remove mountains of ignorance – yet never hug my children – I have taught nothing.

And though I slave over a steaming stove with balanced diets and complicated recipes and even burn my fingers – yet never smile as I serve – I have not really fed them.

A truly loving mother suffers through unfinished sentences, clutter, nicks on furniture, sleepless nights and adolescent insults, and is kind enough to think her kids are the greatest. A loving mother tries not to resent her children for being free like she used to be, and she doesn’t brag about how she never talked to her mom that way.

Real love considers a childish nightmare more urgent than her need for sleep; is not shattered by the title “Meanest Mom”; doesn’t shame a toddler who breaks training or a teen who still spills milk; steadfastly refuses to entertain visions of escape; and does not smirk as her child trips over the toy he refused to put away (but with silent wisdom rejoices in the effective lessons of experience).

Mother love has arms strong from lifting, a heart large with believing, a mind stretched with hoping, shoulders soft with enduring and knees bent with committing.

True mother-love never fails to point her child to the Author of Love.

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“And now these three remain; faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13
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Meet Ada – Columbus, GA Newborn Photographer

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Meet Ada and her beautiful mommy! Ada is the newest member of our First Year plan. I wish there was another way to say “sweet” … but I can’t think of a better word to describe her! Enjoy your preview!