365. A photo a day. Project 365. It’s a challenge I’ve been wary to tackle for a few years now, but for some reason, I’ve decided it’s time. Maybe it’s because I’m easily forgetting the small details. Maybe it’s because I’m ready to be alittle more transparent. Maybe it’s because I’m looking for something that I’m grateful for each day, but that’s evolving too because some things like how he always kisses me goodnight just can’t be captured. Whatever the reason or challenges, I began capturing a photo a day, January 1st. Sometimes with my phone, sometimes with my big camera (who I lovingly refer to as Mr. Darcy). Sometimes the photos are great, sometimes they stink and I know it, but such is life. Perfection is overrated, right? It’s been a good year since I have felt the urge to blog and share our lives with the web. I’ve circled my wagons and thought long and hard about who I want to share our story with, but I’ve decided, for now, to share my photo a day and my thoughts for that day with you. I hope you enjoy it and I hope to come back here with more images to share with you throughout the year.
1/365 Grateful that my punk gives his arthritic dog (who hates our wood floor) a doggie bed ride to his room every night to sleep with him.
2/365 Love our random dance parties, even when they abruptly stop because I grabbed my phone.
3/365 Each morning I arise and soak in a beautiful sunrise. I have always felt, as though when I behold such a beautiful masterpiece, be it the sunrise or sunset, that my maker is gently whispering that He loves me. It is then that I am humbled because some days I just feel ugly and unloveable, inside and out. Every morning and night I am reminded that I’m loved, without fail, in the beginning and the end of the day… by the Alpha and Omega and that makes living this one precious, fragile, terrible, fantastic life a gift. The value of the GIFT of another DAY is always before me. A present of being in the present.
4/365 An unexpected gift from a far away friend.
5/365 Sunday is family time and we started by worshiping together.
6/365 Three generations of hunters. Grateful that they all enjoy this sport together and all the mentoring that happens for my punks by older generations.
7/365 The way he always reaches for my hand as we drive down the road.
8/365 Nature gives us the most beautiful gifts. A spectacular sunset was thoroughly enjoyed tonight.
9/365 I can’t deny how I love a big Texas sky.
10/365 Grateful for my teen who understands there’s more self-esteem to be had in working for something than to just ask us for it.
11/365 My youngest punk playing with a magnifying glass this morning.
Today I was playing with my camera and ended up with two images to share with you.
12/365 Sick day for my oldest punk means it’s time to catch up on Dr. Who episodes.
12/365 Cisco the Kid.