“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind This quote precisely summarizes why photographs are so special to me. I’ve had a fascination with photography for a long while, and my … More Called to create.
I’ve been erring on the side of sentimentality lately. Wait, is that even possible? But there is something about March that will always be special to me during our time here in Laurel. It’s when we were first introduced to this little town that quickly stole our hearts. I’m writing this blog post accompanied by … More Reaction.
My co-workers and I recently returned from a work conference in Columbus, Georgia. It was a conference titled “2017 National Pregnancy Center Conference,” and it was a neat experience to come together and worship with fellow staff from pregnancy centers all over America. When we gathered our things and began the 5 hour drive home from Georgia … More Always, Always, Always Remember Who You Are, & Never Forget.
Sweat drips from the player’s foreheads, the point guard calls out the play. You hear the squeak of basketball shoes making contact with the freshly cleaned court. The shot goes up. A hush falls over the gym. It almost feels as if time stops. Swish. The crowd roars. The timer buzzes. The game is over. Victory. I spent a … More Competitive Kenz.
Since mid-January, I’ve been stuck in a fog – mentally and emotionally. It’s not all that uncommon when this time of year rolls around. The soonest we intend on traveling back to Virginia isn’t until Thanksgiving, and we don’t have many travel plans on the horizon, so not much to look forward to in that … More The perspective shift.
Growing up, my parents had a way of making certain days feel special through little ways. I’ve continued many of these little traditions to this day with my own family. I have memories of my mama taking my sister and I to Sonic after school to get those happy hour slushies (Rt. 44 Cherry Limeaid, come … More Daddy Duke Nights.
Our Saturday consisted of a coffee date, our favorite 4-year-old’s birthday party, and a date-night-in. I’ve been fighting off headaches this weekend, but they couldn’t put a damper on our Saturday plans. Dawn and Michael Trest’s baby boy, Liam, had a birthday party and we were too excited to celebrate with him to miss out. … More Identity Crisis.
“How did I just do that?” This was the question I continually asked myself yesterday every time another period ended at Laurel High School. Yesterday was my first day teaching a course on Boundaries & Self Care at our local public high school. It was actually my first day of teaching, period. I was given the … More Facing your fears.
Y’all, this has been one of the longest weeks I can remember. It was emotionally exhausting, physically draining, leaving me feeling sad and spent. And to top it all off, Jim and I experienced our first taste of tornados here in Mississippi at 3:30 this morning. I’m sure it’ll be our first of many. Technically, … More Blue eyed boy.
Walking with someone through suffering is an incredibly delicate thing. Because it’s not only draining for the one experiencing suffering, it can be draining for those supporting said sufferer. I’ve experienced this a couple times over my short lifespan, and quickly learned boundaries are the best possible way to support someone else while taking care … More Freedom found through boundaries.