The Grady’s called me on a weekend and wanted to get their family portraits done before the following weekend. Fortunately, they were able to meet me during the week (always a bonus as most families like to do sessions on the weekends) and we rocked out a fab family portrait session the next Thursday afternoon.
So come to find out, Kimmie, their daughter, wanted to get her hair cut before she left for school that next weekend and they all wanted to do the shoot before she cut her hair and obvs before she left. I thought her hair was super cute and already cut short…so I’d actually be interested to see her new ‘do! Kimmie, uh, can you friend me on Facebook so I can see your new hairs? K, thanks.
It was easy to tell how proud of their daughter the Grady’s are and how excited they are for her education and progression in life. It’s also easy to get caught up in leaving for school or work or this appointment or that. It’s easy for your list to get piled with hair cuts and lunch dates and errands all over. I’m lucky to find moments to slow down from all of this and take time to notice and appreciate all the awesomeness between. Like how proud Kimmie’s parents are to be her parents. And how supportive they have been and continue to be. I guess it’s part of my job to observe these kinds of awesomeness. So I guess that makes me work just that more awesome.
I read this quote this morning and couldn’t help but think of the Grady’s. With Kimmie so young and fresh, off to college, off to the beginning of a new life…with her parents so solid and wise behind her. It makes me appreciate their family awesomeness and makes me stop to appreciate the awesomeness of my own.
‘But it’s going to be harder than you thought. But you will make it. Just don’t stop, and stay together. You’ll make it.‘ -Donald Miller