I have been blessed with many kids. I have come to believe that it is God's way to teach me the lessons I need to learn and to keep me grounded. Although being a mother is a very hard job, it keeps me focused on what is most important. In the little everyday simple things such as watching my little ones sleep or being next to them when they are falling asleep and snuggling into my arms or into their comfy beds. Watching them get so excited to just do a simple nature walk and collect things that God has created and come back home to make a collage. It is through my kids that I have learned how to Embrace Life the most. God has used situations with my kids whether joyful ones or the down right traumatizing ones to point me in the direction I need to go. In all the joys and heartbreaks of being a mom, it brings me back to enjoying every detail that most people would not.
Photography by Eddie King
It's not about having money or having all the material things that some work so hard for. It's about stopping, being still and listening to one another. Engaging, making eye contact, being attentive to those around you. Connecting to others and letting them know you are there for them and are truly listening and care about who they are inside. Life in general distracts us and God uses the things in our life to wake us up and to focus on what's important. He reminds us that there is a great life that he has given us if we look beyond the distractions.