My dear friend and favorite lifestyle photographer, Melinda (Wild Scout Photography) came over to our home, bright and early one morning this past fall and captured one of our simple, ordinary mornings for us. This is my favorite treasure of pictures from this year. So many little things have changed, since these were taken. Small memories that I might have forgotten are frozen in time. The messes, the smirks, the sweetness, the tears, are all still and perfect for my heart to remember.
There are more photos from our shoot to be seen on her blog HERE. Literally, every single picture she posts and every word she writes moves my soul. If you want your heart to feel alive, go visit her blog and enjoy wandering through all of her beauty.
.When I'm in the thick of ordinary, the beauty of it can be forgotten or brushed off as stressful or meaningless. Simple and calm can seem boring. Especially, if I let my eyes filter everything through the lens of comparison with the world that I think I see others living.
But, like magic, when I step outside of my moments into the cherishing of them, I'm brought wonder. When I gaze at the ordinary through eyes that one day, decades down the road, will be looking back, remembering and wishing, beauty rushes in. If I love with the heart that I know will be longing for all of these things, later when age and life have found me wiser, surrounded with the kindred friendship of my adult children, I will smile more and worry less. Put into perspective, the routine and everyday is a golden treasure.
Ordinary, when cherished, can be a wonderland, my place of joy that brings with it, the simple and the rare gift of contentment.
WILD SCOUT PHOTOGRAPHY