Sunday, October 4, 2015

And she's back.

I am having a hard time blogging.
Maybe you've noticed?

I have this good life.
This very, very awesome life and there are people around the world who are suffering.

And there are friends who are in pain.
Who've received bad news, who are struggling in their marriages, who's marriages have ended, who's families are dealing with addiction issues, unemployment, depression, financial challenges ...

And in my bigger world, students are being shot at the college just a 6 hour drive down the coast, and refugees are running scared on the other side of the Atlantic.

It feels shallow and small and empty and wrong to be blogging about the opportunities I have, the place that I live, the things that I do - when there's so much blech going on.

I haven't been blogging.
Or, rather, I haven't been publishing the blog content that I've been posting. It just sits here. Not being shared.


And then yesterday, at the #happilyeverekkert wedding, a few guests stopped me during the reception to say kind words to me about this blog.


Is that all it takes?
For someone to say that they've been impacted by this little spot of the internet, and I'm back to sharing thoughts and photos?

Looks like it.


for anyone that wonders/likes peaking in on what an average, middle aged, divorced, over-weight, Christian mom's life looks like in the year 2015, I'll keep this going. Praying God will use pixnprose for His purposes.


Sept 20
This is the driveway to Stillwood Camp.
When I was a little girl, these trees were just planted. 

I spent a week here once or twice in my young lifetime. 
And Clint and Max worked here for a couple summers.
And Drew spent a week here too. 

And last Saturday Tanya and Nate got married here.

It was a wet day.
So it got moved inside, where everyone, especially the bride, had fun:

This? Below? Is my favorite photo of the day. I just loved their relaxed smiles, the fact that it was David's idea to do this pose, and best of all, it turned out in focus with perfect lighting.

And this was a very close second:

Three things I'm thankful for:

1. Declarations of love.
2. People who are proud of their relationships; husband/wife, mother/child, father/child, grandparent/grandchild, etc. I love photographing people who are happy to be with each other. Proud to say, 'this person is mine'...
3. Encouraging words.


1 comment:

September said...

I'm often blogging about things that are silly and frivolous in light of the suffering around us. I feel guilty for that (I AM a Mennonite after all) but having been in a place of suffering myself just a few years ago with my own divorce/junk, I just...hesitate not to enjoy this happier season. Who knows how long it will last.
When we rest and fill up our hearts with good, we build a reservoir for later.
I think.
I'm glad you're back. I've been reading for 7-8 years faithfully and it's always a happy part of my day to see your beautiful photos, follow your story and benefit from how real and genuine you are, which seems like a rarity on the internet sometimes.