Hi there! Happy 2013? Yes...I have not blogged since 2012! It was on purpose, but I have missed it. Truth be told, I've really missed blogging for a while. This silly ol blog hasn't been the same since I had a cute little thing named Steffen to take up all my extra time. Blogging isn't really an extra thing in my mind, but it always gets pushed to the bottom of the list. Somehow, I feel whole when I am writing on a regular basis. I'm not just talking about sharing sessions (although I do love that as well), I mean really sharing and writing about life. I have had so much I've wanted to say this past couple years, but the words really haven't been there. Before, I could write about infertility all day. I could share the deep pain I felt, my yearning to be a Momma, to feel that unconditional love of being a parent, to be blessed with this special gift and honor. Now, well, now my words just don't feel...whole. Somethings missing in them. I can't pin point why. If I'm being completely honest, it's felt like that with my sweet little business this past year. Sessions have been great. Everything's even ran pretty smoothly. But there's just been something that has made it feel like it's not fully pulled together...even down to the packaging.
Now, for 2013. January has been my month to make all those little changes to the business that will start to pull those loose ends together. Every little area has some kind of change, but no big change that would make it look like a new business or brand. Some of these are things I've wanted to change for a while, others are things that took me
10 years a long time to reach a decision on. I never want to look at another piece of packaging inspiration as long as I live....maybe. I'm honestly still not finished with the changes. I don't know if I ever will be. I know I have big ideas. I know I want so much for this sweet little business, this blog, and, of course, my family. I want to give more...more heart...more of me...to my God, my family, my friends, you, those who are in need, my house, and myself. I have this big picture in my head of who I want to be when I grow up (ssshhh...it hasn't happened yet). So, this year I pray for the ability to change the things that truly need to be changed and to accept the things that don't.
Right now, I want to thank you. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love. Thank you for giving me the honor of being a part of your lives. Thank you for listening to me ramble on here and in person. Thank you for the sweet gifts and the sweet snacks. Thank you for the laughs...the smiles...the tears of happiness...the moments of pure joy...and even the moments of pure frustration that occur from time to time. Because of you I am able to live out the dream of being home with my son more than I would otherwise. Because of you I have the opportunity to do good works in the world. You allow me to share my little gift that God has given. I see His work in each of you and I am honored to document it. Today I am super mushy, but I promise I will also bring back some of my humor to this little piece of the internet.
Now...here's a little wrap up of 2012. Pay extra special attention to the sessions towards the end that I didn't have a chance to blog. If you're having trouble viewing the slideshow, please click HERE.
Thank you again for everything. I love you and you WILL be hearing more from ME!
So much love,