A few thoughts…
As I sit here on the last day of 2016 my mind could easily race to all of the memories we’ve made, all of the good times we’ve had or even all of the hard days we’ve faced. I could so easily ponder on all of those goals I set out to do and never achieved or I could sit here and ponder what I’d like to accomplish in the coming year.
As I sit here in front of my computer while my husband is out laboring on the house and my little one is asleep…I can’t help but think that today is a good day in our world. The Lord has blessed us immensely in this past year from health to our happy home, to a sweet little – almost – 18 month old to jobs that we both love to even the lowest of times where we wanted to just give up…through it all we’ve made it to this day only because of the Grace of God in and on our lives. It really is that simple. If it weren’t for His goodness I really don’t know where we would be today. Let’s be real we probably wouldn’t be sitting under the tree in the woods with no home and probably not job-less…but I can say we wouldn’t be happy, we wouldn’t have the joy that fills our home and lives and we wouldn’t have all of the wonderful memories we’ve made, the places we’ve gone, the people we’ve met and the things we’ve accomplished.
It really is that simple.
Now as we look forward to another year we are excited to sit down together and write down our goals, our wishes and our desires and maybe even a few dreams. It’s always exciting to see what the Lord has planned for us as we trek through each new day He gives us.
One of my favorite pieces of personal work I did this past year was in the early fall. I set aside most everything I had to do that day and I videoed a day in the life of Elle. My video technique is no where near superb…I have a long way to go…but that’s not what will matter in 10 years from now when we sit down to watch this little video. You get to see the messy of our home, you get to see the clean dishes piled up in the sink, you get to see the unfinished bathroom in our cottage, you get to see the ugly…but that’s not what will matter in 10 years when I get to sit and watch this video. Our days are filled with still pictures…that’s what I do, photography. So this video is super special…watch it if you’d like…its blurry in spots, it’s off focus at times and it’s weird lighting sometimes- don’t judge me…
PS> This video is really for her Daddy and I (insert all of the heart eyes)
Happy Twenty17 friends!
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little 18 month old, Miss Elle, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, love anything outdoors and involved in ministry at our church. Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST