Sometimes we plan and dream, and have little situations in our mind of how things are going to go. We’re going to have a busy schedule, and life is going to be full, and school will start soon, and next year we’ll do this, and maybe we’ll someday get to travel here or there… And it’s good. Plans are healthy, and part of an abundant life. Sometimes the planning is part of the happiness of fulfilling our dreams. But sometimes, plans are paused. Put on hold. Rearranged. And that’s where we are right now. What I’m learning is that pausing is good for me, too. Harder, but probably far more beneficial than planning. And though I’d rather see what’s ahead, sometimes the unknown can bring out beauty that would otherwise go unseen.
Due to some unexpected news regarding my health, I am currently not scheduling any photo sessions at this time. Those of you who have not heard from me via email, your appointments should not be affected, and we are still on for next week. There are some who have contacted me in the last few days to make appointments, and I have not been able to respond as of yet– unfortunately, the delay does apply to those, and you are welcome to email and request a spot on the waiting list. I have every intention and hope to be able to continue photographing the joyful moments in the lives of the many people I have had the privilege to work with over the past 2 years. The situation is treatable, but will take some time. I didn’t know if I should post this notice at all, and originally decided against it. But the emails have been coming in, and I felt that my clients deserved to know. For now, we’re pausing and taking care of our little family as I face this unplanned health issue. Email response and order fulfillment will be delayed. I know there are clients waiting to see their photos, and get their galleries– I do have some previously scheduled posts that will go up this week for you to see. I appreciate your trust and patience so much.
I can’t finish this post without thanking the many, many people who have been so good to our family, those known and unknown. The support and love we feel is so appreciated by Paul and I and our children. Thank you for your understanding, for your kindness, and most of all, thank you for your prayers.
And though she may ‘have my head’, I’m going to say this, too: I don’t know where I’d be without my Mom through this. She is my planner, my scheduler, my shoulder to cry on, my rational mind when I let the worries over surgery & treatment overwhelm. I’ve always loved her so much, and I’ve always known that she loves me. But now when I need her more than ever, I realize how much the love of a mother endures, no matter how long her children are gone from her home. Thank you doesn’t seem enough, but that’s what I’ll say. Thank you, Mom. So much.