April 26, 2007

Welcome Lilla!


What kind of value does three dollars and eleven cents really hold? I guess to most it's just some loose change in your pocket or enough money scrapped together to buy a coffee. To be honest most days this amount has no signifigance to me at all, money comes and goes so quickly, I rarely stop to think what the true value is. But today, this amount bears a heavy load. This is the amount left in a small change purse that my 2 year old son found as we were going through grandma guptons belongings after she passed this week. The change purse alone holds a particular memory for me. Every Sunday as we sat together in church I'd see grandma open the small latch, thumb through the contents, and in a very humble, yet confident and faithful way make her offering. She never had alot to give, but she gave it all anyways. And when I say this, I mean it in every sense.

So today, the value of $3.11 is the memory of a woman who we called grandma, the last offering she made to the church, the life & values she gave to my family, (because without her I would'nt have my husband or children), nor the memory of her laughter, her kindness, her christian example.

Stella lived in a small town called Henderson, NC. This is where she was born, raised, married and raised her family. Although I had heard stories of this small town, I had never been there. This week, for the funeral services, I had the opportunity to visit. I tried to take in all of it I could. Knowing this is where the family that has so graciously accepted me and I call my own had begun. I like to know these things, the things that make us who we are, so I can pass on to my children their origin. And even though they may never remember Stella she is still apart of who they are and who they will become.

Philippians 1:3-6

April 25, 2007


ok, I'm trying to get a grasp of this whole workflow thing. I've been doing alot of sessions, I can't keep up with all the editing! There is not enough hours in the day!I need to update this blog, I promise I will soon. My webdesigner & I have been working on the website. I hope to launch it soon. I'm excited to offer my clients a private viewing gallery. My webdesigner has been awesome. Thanks SOOO much Scott! And thanks to all my wonderful clients! Check out the Pink & Blue pages coming out with a new issue soon displaying my ad! YIPPEE! I'm in a whirlwind of photography bliss and I am loving every minute of it!

April 5, 2007

make your donation...

Please take a minute and consider making a donation to the March of Dimes. A silent auction will be held from Friday April 4-13th at the following link, sponsored by Forsyth Technical Community College. Every year FTCC goes to great efforts to plan & orchestrate this auction in order to raise money to save premature babies. I applaud FTCC for giving back & allowing me to be apart of it! click here to see the avaliable items donated for this auction.

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