Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Power of Words

I'm sure everyone has heard the saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me". I remember saying that multiple times as a kid. I really believed it for a while, too!

What I didn't realize then, is that words have an uncanny ability to make every emotion boil right to the top. Whether it's happiness, anger, sadness, you name it. Words are profound, and when used correctly, they can make you feel GREAT! However...when used wrong, they can cut deeper than the longest knife.

One of the smallest words, can have the most impact: "YES". Think about it...
"Will you marry me?" "YES"
"Do you deny Satan and all of his empty promises?" "YES"
"Do you trust your partner?" "YES"

When I was baptized, that was the biggest "YES" of my life. I officially accepted Jesus into my life 100%. My sins were washed clean, and I was handed a clean slate to start my life with. How have I handled it? Probably not the absolute best I could, but I'm trying. I want to be the best person I can. That, in turn, will allow me to be the best wife to my husband and the best mommy to my two beautiful blessings. I am so happy with where my life is right now, and I really don't want to start taking it for granted again.

When Michael proposed, I said the second most important "YES" of my life. I pledged myself to him. To be his friend. His partner. His support. I promised him I would stand by him in good times and bad, sickness and health, until death parts us. My wedding ring is a daily reminder that I'm devoted to him. He is my partner, my support, and best of all...he is my friend. My confidant. My rock. Sometimes I need a little reminder that he has been put in my life for me. I need to focus on that. Not our little quarrels. Not our disagreements. Not our differences. But that we're here for each all times.

We all need to be careful how we choose our words. We could inadvertently hurt someone very deeply with what we say, and we may not even realize it. Heck...some people might not even care if they hurt you with their words. Those are the people that I pray will find understanding and humility.

Words can cut deeper that we realize. Choose them carefully.

God bless.

Another new adventure...

This year is going to bring many changes for me.

First things...brushing up on knowing my camera, getting better pictures straight out of the camera, learning the ins and outs of what does what and when.
Second...My 52 week photo project. It's going pretty well so far! The assignments are keeping my creative wheels turning for sure!
Third...well...this one is for me. For personal reasons, so I won't be mentioning it here until I've completed it. Let's just say that it's going to help me find a better life balance and understanding!

God bless...

Monday, January 9, 2012

What Was I THINKING??!?!!!

Seriously. What was I thinking?

When Julia was a baby, things were hard. Like, HARD for me. I saw all of these other moms doing things with two, three, even four kids that I could never dream of doing with my ONE child! I was one stressed out mama! What was I thinking...

Now that I have two, I realize how easy it was with just one baby. I'm doing things with TWO kids that I wouldn't have ever dreamed of doing when it was just Julia. Why? Because now I feel that one kid is a breeze. At least my one kid was a breeze. I should have been able to go places any time of the day...whenever I wanted...but I never did because I was so overwhelmed, now, even with two...I can go that. Now I know that one kid is easier, but only because I've been dealing with two for the last six months!

So, a message to all of the new mamas out there...don't put your life on hold just because you have a baby! It's a lot easier to do things with one child than it is with two. TRUST me.

God Bless!

Friday, January 6, 2012

New adventure!

I tried a Project 365 before, but it failed miserably. Or rather I failed miserably at it. This year, I'm doing a Project 52! One photo a week, for the whole year. Should be more doable, right?

Feel free to follow along!