Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quiet Instants

It finally stopped raining...


The ground was still soggy and we sunk deep into the earth with every step we took...
But it was worth it!


About two weeks ago, I found this incredible location,
and I've been wanting to dip my toes in and go test the waters.
But I kept coming up with reasons not to get out and go...
School, rain, house chores... the list goes on and on.
Excuse after excuse.
 

I woke up early this morning, had a few cups of coffee, had my quiet time,
 and looked out the vertical blinds through the glass of my calm and peaceful, living room.
 I saw a light, dense fog floating in the air...
the soft light radiating through the clouds...
as it was piercing between the branches of the swaying trees
and I knew I just had to get out and shoot.
Ah... I love mornings like this one.


However, sometimes (more than I would like) my mornings start like this:

 I awaken, heart ready for the early, quiet, and calm morning.
Suddenly, just as I sit down on the sofa
 with my favorite "blankie" and my first cup of coffee,
I hear the pitter patter of those sweet little feet
coming down the hardwood floors of the long hallway...
I cringe at the thought of trying to find a new "quiet time" for the day.
I know the importance of having just a few moments alone, 
to talk to the Lord about the day, and prepare myself in prayer.


With great joy and open arms, I savor these mornings of silence
and seek to receive this much needed time of balance and serenity.


"...Oh God, Thou art my God; early will I seek Thee, my soul thirsteth for Thee...
Because Thy loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee..."
Psalm 63

2 comments:

  1. Oh wow...these are incredible!! The location, the light, the poses, the girls...everything about them is just perfect!

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    1. Thanks so much Becky! Your comments always brighten my day :) It was a absolutely beautiful day, and I just took advantage of the amazing light that God put in the sky yesterday. I still haven't been disciplined enough to do a sunrise shoot. But I hope to do one soon! I am learning so much about photography. Just getting out there and shooting has made all the difference!

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