I caught the girls brushing each other’s hair one night and I slipped away and got my camera before they noticed. There’s all kinds of mess going on in the background, but I couldn’t miss this sweet moment.
Canon 5d MarkII
If you tend to get caught up in comparison and find yourself holding back from taking photos because your home, yourself or even your kids might not be what you want them to be right now, let me gently remind you that this is where God put you right now.
Someday things might be better. Or they might be worse. We never know when our circumstances will change. So don’t wait for better times.
He’s helping me cook. I could have shut the cabinets and cleaned around him, but I snapped instead of thinking.
I’ve taken pictures in a dark house with paneled walls and ugly carpet. I’ve always had a messy kitchen in the background. And most of time my kids are wearing dirty clothes and no pants. I don’t let this stop me. (Sometimes I do adjust the frame to cut out the kitchen.) If I waited on clean, well dressed children and a tidy house I would never take a single photograph.
To tell you the truth I’ve carefully examined my childhood photos and prints from my grandparents’ just to see what’s lying around in the background. Clues to the past? Some toys I used to play with? They’re like pieces to a puzzle.
Some of the sweetest moments are when they are playing quietly by themselves. Sometimes, also the messiest moments.
No matter what your life looks like right now, it’s worth keeping a record of your family. While you’re waiting on things to get perfect, you’re going to miss some of life’s greatest joys.
Life will never be exactly what you want to it be. Don’t wait another day for your story to begin.