After wrapping up a heavy holiday season with bubbling and bouncing business all December and some provocative yet purposeful personal stimulation, I can’t help but simmer down and settle into the things that matter most. Obviously, my to-do lists are packed this week. Obviously, there are 5,000 things I want to accomplish this year and I can’t help but get started right away.
However. Several times in the last five days I’ve felt a quick wave crash over me that covers me with a refreshing splash of peace and purity. It’s an understanding, a feeling…a knowing, that I am loved. I have the best family in the world, and I have grown up with a foundation and support that is stronger and more solid than anything I’ve known.
As I edit images every day of all the families I just shot in December and reminisce on the time I got to spend with each of them, I can see even more clearly how beautiful and vital family really is. Mine and yours.
The Lacey’s were one such family. I could feel the bonds and bearings before they even all gathered in the same room. They all smiled brightly. They hugged warmly. And they joked easily. It was an honor to spend an hour with such an openly loving and tightly connected family.
And so as I continue my to-do list for today and every day…I’ll add one more to the list: appreciate my family. In any way I can, every moment I’m able, I’m going to show appreciation and support for the precious people in my life who have built me up, and hopefully in turn, build them up too.