Merry Christmas from our family to yours!🧡
Determined to make our family photos as least stressful as possible, I didn’t think or worry about it until 2 hours before the shoot, which I don’t recommend.😅 My daughter cried, I yelled, I got called Cruella De Vil, we found this spot moments before the shoot while driving by, and 30 mins. into the shoot was when I noticed Jay was wearing slippers. I asked if he forgot to bring his shoes & he said nope, he meant to wear them to the shoot.🤨
Life is a lot like a family photo shoot. They are full of stressful moments, chaos, yelling, impromptu planning, lots of the unknown, a lot of just winging it and hoping the result will turn out good.
But it’s in those moments we become perfected, more tolerant, forgiving and open-minded.
And what if, just what if, our journey is the very purpose of this life, instead of our final result or destination?
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” -Earl Nightingale
This means that any person who is working towards their goal is a truly successful person. It’s not when they finally get there and achieve their goal. While you’re in the process of getting there, you are already successful.
So while Jay and I wing it many times in parenting our children and sometimes have no clue what we are doing, our biggest goal and desire is to love them with all our hearts and raise them righteously. And since that is our desire in life more than anything else, the result can’t turn out that bad either, like this family photo.
May you be filled with incredible love from others, immense love for others, but most importantly, I hope you can give the gift of the greatest self love you can give this Christmas time.