Sunday, October 23, 2011

A little sneak... {family shoot}

At first the thought of taking a family photo session without my step-son here sounded like the worst idea in the world. 

My step-son lives out of the state.

Something that has been very hard for us to grasp...

But as time has gone on, and some healing has been done in my heart, I've realized that God wants us to still have joy... He doesn't want us to live each day miserably. Although we may wish that we had a full family photo for each shoot, we have to be thankful for the ones that we do get with him and not rob ourselves of the joy of documenting our kids growing up before our eyes for the times that he is not.

"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
{Psalm 5:11}

Although the photos will never look complete, I know these memories are going to mean the world to us over the years...

 I truly look forward to the next time we have a full family photo taken.

My babies are getting so big... these are precious, precious times in our lives and I don't ever want to forget them...more to come. ♥

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  1. aww heather, I just love your little fam!! Sending you guys all my love! :)

  2. Cute family.... What a great idea to not be on facebook, I really only use it for my business!! I love your family you are all adorable! *New follower!! xo

  3. Beautiful photos & a beautiful family. Something that we will always have to keep...since we can't keep them small. HH;)

  4. New follower from Misc Monday

    You have such a cute family!! Awesome that you don't have FB! :)

  5. omg those are beautiful photos!! wow...they grow so much! so fast! xo

  6. You are gorgeous! I Your family is so sweet and they are so lucky to have a wife and mother like you...whether they are there with you or off in another place! :)


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