Every new year, we all set goals. Here at RLP we have our own goals. We are expecting some big changes coming into the new year, but also we will be available to do more photo shoots. Please contact us to make schedule a session. With each new year we celebrate the old, embrace the new and hope for the future. Stay tuned for the new.
Love ya'll lots,
Many time throughout the last few years I have thought about giving up at college, or at least dropping back from University of Michigan-Flint and attending community college again; I almost did it. I almost went back and studied to attain another associates degree instead of my bachelors.
I almost did it, but I am glad I failed.
My dad told me, that if I gave up now I would regret it five years from now. I never understood his cryptic messages, but I knew what he meant this time. He put off his bachelors degree for 24 years; he did that for me. He tells me he never regretted a choice that he made at the time, but I wonder what would have happened if he kept going like he told me too. I understand that he didn't want me to fall into the trap that he did; he wanted me to succeed and enjoy my life. He left the choice up to me, but also left me respecting him as a man even more. He made sacrifices so I did not have to.
I am forever thankful to my dad for everything he has done for me and continues to do to this day.
I almost did it, but I am glad I failed.
Life always has meaning even if we cannot see it at the time. We have a purpose, goal, dream, meaning, reason or need of being exactly where we are at at that exact moment. I, personally, did not always understand my reason for being in the place I am at in my life. I never thought i would be in my last semester in college, with a decent amount of student loans, working part-time and being the best momma I can be to two beautiful twin boys. I always had a plan of what i wanted to do with my life. Step one: college. Step two: get degree and attain a nice career. Step three: get house. Step four: get married and step five was having kids. God must have laughed at my plan. I had kids, am getting my degree and I will work on the others later.
Yes, God laughed at my plans, but honestly I am okay with that. I would not be where i am and who I am. I also would not be fulfilling the purpose I was designed for. I have found the peace in understanding that I am on my way to fulfilling my own destiny.
In retrospect, I never regret the day God laughed at my plans; His was always better.
I wonder sometime why kids in middle and high school always thought school was lame or boring. Maybe they were not challenged or they did not find a subject that spoke to them. I was blessed to say i have always love history and the wars that have been apart of our life. Many people do not understand why I choose to continue my education into college and at the university level. I did not want to stay stagnant; i would have been bored.
One could say I found my purpose when I graduated from community college to attend my (almost) Alma mater; i found photography. My father taught me about what he knew of lighting and waiting for the perfect second to release the shutter. With my camera in my hand, a boy on each hip and a fun life ahead of me, I know i am truly blessed.
Find out what your purpose is and do it on purpose.
My life in the past recent months has been very busy. Between the twins, school, homework, my vehicle, and life in general there is not a lot of time to relax. Sometimes, i miss sleep. Other times I miss homework to attain some sleep. Sometimes I skip eating so they can eat. I make sure that they grow, eat, sleep, learn and make it through the next 24 hours. That in itself is hard to keep track of, but it is all worth it. They make me tired, go crazy, look like a hot mess, and cry, but they will always be my babies. I will take the kisses, hugs, farts, burps and nasty diapers because they will only be this little for only a little while.
I love my peanut and pork chop until Eternity stops existing.
Life is a very precious gift. We remember it most this Christmas season. I am glad to be done with this semester after Wednesday, but I cannot wait for winter semester too. I hope everyone enjos what the season brings; love, warmth, happiness, family and friends. It is truely the people sitting around the tree and not the presents underneath that make the season perfect.
Enjoy what you have and hold it close. Say I love you to those you hold dear; for one day they will not be there.
Merry Christmas to all and to all wear sweatpants,
Real LIfe Photography, LLC.
Many people do not realize that life with twins is busy. From home to work to just getting them through the day is a lot of work. They now have a schedule or routine and it makes my days easier to plan. I cannot believe almost one month ago my boys turned one. That was a hug milestone for all three of us, they learned to walk, crawl, sit up, eat baby and finger foods. They got six teeth and the youngest just got another a week ago. They will always be my baby boys and I will always love them until Eternity stops existing. Happy one year of life to my babes, but also happy one year to all the babies out there! :)
You don't have to be the strongest in the world, but these two little men have saved me from a lot of heart break. I would not be where I am today without them. They are my heroes and I love them to pieces. (They are seven months here as well. David is Batman and Noah is Superman.) This momma loves her crazy, busy and hard life, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Keep on keepin' on!
I am single momma of two very beautiful boys, who are currently 10 months old. They are a handful. They both have six teeth, with two more on the way. They can both walk and eat strawberries and bananas. My life is beautiful crazy, but I would not trade it for anything. I am a mother first and a photographer last. Love is what the bring to me and I show that in my photos... take a look. (They are 7 months here... told you I am playing catch up on editing.)