July 07, 2008

In the blink of an eye.

Drink in life, bless others every day, forgive freely, live out on a limb for Christ.
Those are some of my creeds.
They are not always the quickest nor easiest paths to follow, but so very worth the effort.

I photographed a wedding this weekend in Midland. Which means the morning after the wedding I had a couple of hours to myself in the car to ponder. Pondering is a good thing. In two hours I remembered the last hug the daddy gave his daughter, the bride, before she and her new husband left for their honeymoon. I remembered the streaming tears from the mother of the groom saying goodbye to her son. Each parent knowing that even though they would probably see their children again in a weeks time, their relationship would never be the same. Their kids just left the wing of their parents to cleave and leave with their new spouse.
In the blink of an eye we live our lives. During a wedding or reception it has become almost standard fare to watch a slideshow of the bride and groom growing up. I see them when they are babies, toddlers, kids, teens, their senior portraits and then their engagement pictures. Those moments are flying by in my life with my kids, I don't want to miss any of it, I want to impart my love and passion for the Christ who saved me, I want to impart the importance of treating others with respect and kindness, I want my kids to grow in character and wisdom.
Lord willing one day I will be the mom who is hugging her son or daughter and I am sure there will be tears...I just want to close my eyes that night and know that I did the best I could. Where I messed up, there was love, and the stones I left unturned our gracious Jesus will do the turning.


Anna said...

I love weddings. I am jealous that you get to see so many! I could sit through the wedding of perfect strangers & enjoy every minute! There is just something magical about them.

Love all the new pics on your blog! I always enjoy seeing the new slideshows!

Take care! =)