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Thirty Days of Gratitude | Day 7

Day 7: I am grateful for her big blue eyes, her freckles (oh, how I adore her freckles), her rosy pink lips, and the way her hair turns red in the sunlight. I am grateful for the way she looks at me and for her sweet and loving personality. I am grateful that God trusts me enough to make me her mother.


(I had planned on doing this whole project in black and white, but when I saw the color of  her eyes in the sunlight, I knew I was going to have to change it up a bit.)

Thirty Days of Gratitude | Day 1

Today being the first day of November, many of us have started thinking about Thanksgiving and, in turn, the many things we have to be thankful for. Like many people, I will be participating in a Thirty Days of Gratitude project wherein I photograph one thing (or more) that I am thankful for every day of November. I thank God everyday for the blessings of my health, my family, and my ability to spend time doing things that I love. And I hope the next thirty days of photographs captures some of that.

Day 1:  I am grateful for the sweetness on my daughters’ faces while they sleep.  (And I am grateful for high ISO cameras that allow me to take pictures of them without waking them up.)

On a windy day…

I like to take the girls to one of our favorite locations and pretend that we are on a hillside in Ireland. It usually doesn’t work, but the sky was just overcast enough to let me play make believe for this little session I did with the girls.

Here is a look at some of the fun we had:

This last photo…this is why I take pictures, to capture moments that are unplanned and unscripted and more precious than I could ever put into words.