Quote of the day:

"Each photograph is a story captured in a single moment"

Author: M.Lopez

Photography is capturing the extraordinary meaning in each ordinary moment, and weaving these strands together to tell a story – your story - to hold, to share, to remember.

Author: Cindy Jenson-Elliot

Monday, July 26, 2010

Today- I'm thankful

Someone I briefly came to know lost her battle with cancer... a young first time mother.....who was diagnosed with cancer when her daughter was a few months old. She leaves behind a precious baby girl who is close in age with my own Addi. It really hit home to me.. and my heart is broken for that family. But- most of all.... my heart is broken for Kathy.... the things she will miss...... her little girls childhood..... the laughs.. the memories.

I turned 28 today..... and today- I'm thankful. I dont care about gifts.... or even a cake. I dont care that there is a sinkful of dishes calling my name... or that my hamper upstairs is flowing over with laundry.. Today- I'm going to celebrate my life- another day with my husband- children and friends. I'm going to celebrate living.... who cares about my weight today... or that being 28 means I'm closer to 30... I'll probably eat more than I should today- but who cares? I'm going to enjoy today- I'm not going to worry about the crumbs on the floor- I'm going to treasure my family..... and thank God for another year... another day... another moment... of life.

Today- I'M THANKFUL!!!!! & I'm going to celebrate life!






BFA said...

Time is quickly passing - amen!! What a privilege that those of us who know you get to share in your life another day too. I certainly feel blessed to know you and share life with you!! I love you Jessica!!

Claire said...

Jessica- what a great post. Happy Birthday! I am sad also about Kathy and am praying for her family especially her son and daughter.

Kari said...

Beautiful Jessica, I love it.

Sylvia Borgo said...

Jessica, thank you for your words. I hope you had a magical day surrounded by love

Nicole Ridella said...

Beautiful words, beautiful images, beautiful woman. Hope your birthday was perfect.

Whitley Pollet said...

Wow Jess, you brought tears to my eyes! I hope you had a wonderful day. Love you!!!

Leah Jent said...

Lovely post... Happy Birthday!

Brandi-lee said...

Your words always ring so true, Happy Birthday Jess!

Kate Craft said...

So very true. I must admit I get a bit teary eyed at most of your posts. A young 28 year old body house an kind old soul. Happy birthday

Kelly Mack said...

Lovely Jess!

Laura said...

beautiful post, Jessica. Gosh. I just really loved reading that and seeing your images. <3

Ang said...

thanks for reaching out! kindred spirits we are indeed :)