How did He choose me? Why am I so lucky? How did God decide that I get to be Chris’ wife? That I get to be Tinsley Harper’s mom? Why am I so blessed?
Well, let me back up. I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m editing photos and writing this post at the same time. I’m flipping back and forth between screens. Photos to blog. Blog to photos.
Because as I started looking through these ridiculous photos (all 723 of them!), there were like 8 good ones in my opinion. TOTAL! And only 1 perfect one.
Does that ever happen to you? You get all ready. Make sure everyone’s outfits are matching. Make sure your hair (that you don’t particularly care for) looks good.
And then reality sets in. It’s drizzling. My eyes are watering because of the Kansas wind. She’s not looking at the camera. His eyes are shut. In Every.Dang.Picture. She’s not looking at the camera. Oh, did I already say that?
But then I look at these photos. And now I know where Tinsley got that little squinty grin from. From me, her momma. And from Chris, her daddy. How did I not know that BOTH of us did that? We scrunch up our noses when we smile really big??
I was sad when she started getting teeth. How I would miss that adorable little gummy smile. But why was I sad? Have you EVER seen such cute tiny little teeth in your whole life?
And so what if I have to tickle Tinsley to get her to laugh in a picture?
Or hand her a “distraction” so she doesn’t run away? Exhibit A.
Exhibit C. You get the point.
I get too wrapped up in the little details of taking pictures. Normally. But not this time. My sister was in town and I kindly asked forced her to take pictures of us because we were going to a pumpkin patch. How much fun we had. No agenda. No expectations. I just wanted us to have fun. And we did! We had caramel apples, apple cider donuts, and warm apple cider.
We saw a teepee. Photo op!
Oh look, some goats! Photo op.
Daddy holding still, looking at Tins? Talk about melt my heart. Major photo op!Like I said, I feel so lucky. I pause from our busy little life and take time to enjoy these photos. To soak up the feel-good and let go of the negative. I’m so blessed to be Tinsley’s mom.
Because she’s my world.
And on Sunday, I will have been married to this man for 6 years. He’s my best friend and my heart.
How proud I am of this perfectly, imperfect life! And of my beautiful family.
And a HUGE THANK YOU to my sister, Jen, for taking these pictures for us! I love you!
So are you still waiting on that 1 perfect picture? Well thanks for indulging me. And the goats. And the corn field. And the pumpkin patch, teepee, fall photo shoot nonsense. Here it is.