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.)
Day 6: I am grateful for an abundance of truly happy childhood memories, the chance to know my Grandpa Warneke for a short while, and small tins of cookies that can make you reflect on and be thankful for the past.
Day 5: I am grateful for the relationship between my daughters. They quarrel and bicker like all sisters, but, when they think I am not looking, they can be so very sweet and loving to each other; it makes my heart happy.
Day 4: I am grateful for my husband, for a million reasons, but today for being such a sweet daddy to our girls and for willingly being a patron of a five year old’s hair salon.
Day 3: I am grateful for Lady Atticus Black. For eight years she has been our companion, playmate, and protector. She is one of God’s finest creatures.
Day 2: I am grateful for my beautiful Mom, who is a blessing to me and my family daily, and who drops everything to come help me take care of my sick babies.
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.)
The way they can have fun wherever they are…
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.