One of the things that I know to be very important is reflecting. Thinking back on where you have been and how that has shaped you so far. When I reflect on a season of life I am reminded of my experiences and I am typically grateful for that particular season, whether it was joyful or difficult, because all of it is working towards growing me in one way or another. Just this past week I found an old journal from when I was 10 years old. I’m kind of proud of my 10 year old self for taking the time to journal. I loved reading about my school day and the drama of 10 year old girls. I loved getting a glimps into my life as a 10 year old. As I reflect back on this past year I can’t help but be overwhelmed with gratitude. This unexpected journey into photography has meant more to me than I think I could ever express in words. First and foremost, it has allowed me to stay home with my kids. It has allowed me to meet some of the most amazing people. It has stretched me creatively in ways I didn’t think I was capable. I do not hold it lightly at all that God has allowed me to do something that I love so much and to actually financially help our family with it. I know that is rare and I know that I am living a dream that I don’t deserve at all. So with a very full heart I just want to say thank you. Thank you to God, to my family, to my amazing clients who trust me to capture their lives. I am honored to do what I do. I know that I am blessed beyond what I deserve.