I know I haven’t posted many sessions lately…and my website is currently down…not the best business plan for a photographer, I know. After all the adoption stuff went down in the winter, my mom suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in her home down the street from us. I’ll be sharing more about that heart-breaking loss eventually. It’s been the hardest season of my life. I’m hoping that one day, I can look back and see, as Henri Nouwen wrote so beautifully, that “In our own woundedness, we can become sources of life for others.” I’m still trying to find beauty and grace in the midst of the brokenness of life – and I have gratitude for the ways God works and for the people in my life.
Here are a few shots from Hawaii, where Dan and I went just after the memorial service for my beautiful mom. We were blessed with an amazing gift of a place to stay on the North Shore of Oahu. And then we took a week to explore the beauty of Kaua’i. I have lots of images and stories to share about our time, but for now, I’ll just post a few. I intend on writing more in the coming months- it’s healing for me. And have some thoughts even about combining my blogs and websites all into one so I can have one place – where everything lives.
I’m so, so grateful for this time… It was a healing and restful time to bask in the beauty of God’s creation without having to go right back to work after such a heart-breaking loss. I’m still broken and hurting, yes, so much more than after the adoption fiasco…now that all just seems like nothing compared to this. But with God’s help, and with the prayers and support and love of so many amazing friends and family, we’re getting through it, and I’m humbled and thankful.