Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jesus replied, "You do not realise now what I am doing, but later you will understand." John 13:7

I am by no means a religious person. I lost my way a long time ago. But I still find comfort in words spoken from the bible. Somehow it heals a piece of me.

My heart hangs heavy these past few days. I find myself questioning why it is that life can be so rewarding but yet so cruel at the same time? Is it to remind us that no matter how good things are in life, that in the blink of an eye it can be destroyed in seconds? Is it to punish us for our own happiness while there is so much pain and anguish around the world?

A couple days ago my girlfriend was handed a sentance no parent should ever have to experience. She and her husband, on Friday, will be burying her son. A beautiful young man with a heart of gold like his mother and an all around kid that everyone liked and loved. I never got to meet her son, but from reading about him he was amazing boy who was full of life and loved life. I pray she finds peace in the coming days and comfort in the memories and the knowledge he will always be with her, watching from above and when needed will give her the most gentle of kisses just to let her know he's not far.

My new friend and fellow blogger, Melissa over at Champagne Wishes wrote a post today about "A Rose by any other name" which triggered this post today. She's finding that God is testing her patience in regards to the challenges life has given her. She portrays beautiful white roses in her post, and mentions that it's a true test to "stop and smell the roses".

Life is so short and so fragile. Make the most of it...give hugs and kisses when you can, if you have to steal them; forgive those who need forgiveness and be forgiven; never leave an argument unfinished without reconciliation and tell those you love that you love them; for you never know when you will get those chances again.

Tomorrow will be my first deep breath of those flowers, cause those that matter are worth every sniff.

Take the time to smell the roses and you will be glad you did.

I leave you with this,

"My child, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh." Proverbs 4:20-22

xo Kel

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm Back, Back in the New York Groove

Well don't know if it's quite New York, but Sherwood Park will do just fine for now.

It's been awhile my friends...kind of went off radar for awhile. Seems that work, the boys and life took over what I did for fun and my SANITY; but ultimately found that pressuring myself to learn posed shots was back firing on me. I was attempting to go "outside the box" and comfort zone and it wasn't working for me. I am natural setting, capturing life as it happens kind of gal, so what would any sane woman do you ask? Well it's simple silly, I broke out the camera this past weekend in Vancouver while I was out there and loved getting back to how I love to shoot - everything random and natural; like me!!

All of the photos have been unedited cause I'm just plain lazy lol

In hopes you don't lose your groove, check this out. It will definitely get ya movin'!

xo Kel