Monday, November 07, 2011

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 5 & 6

I had plans of posting every day, but Sunday's apparently will be hard for me.  I literally left my house at 7:50 am & walked back in the door at 8:05 pm ... I didnt even turn my computer on one time yesterday.  But that's OK - we can do a weekend recap of my Thanksgiving on both days.

November 5 - Thankful for BABY SMILES!!!!!

I got to do pictures for an amazing family that I just love.  Joe and Erica are like family to me & I just adore their little daughter, Emily.  Emily is one special little girl too.  She is fighting a disease called "Infantile Spasm" - it doesnt sounds too "heavy" - but heavy is exactly what it is.  Its a fight every day for her.  Spasms & seizures.  That is what a daily life is for this sweet angel.  You can check out Erica's site & get more information on it - its so amazing to see the strength of this family.

But it was picture day for us!  I was worried when I got a call saying Emily was having her spasms.  I told them we could totally reschedule for another day but they said she should be ok after a bit, giving her meds time to work.

They ended up making it over on time & Emily was just ready to be a super model.  Look at this smile?  Only her mommy & daddy can make her smile like this... it just makes a heart melt.

Continue to lift prayers for this whole family... they are just amazing people

November 6 - Thankful for Youth Prayers!!!!

I could honestly pick so much from this day to be thankful for. 

* I got to take pictures of one of my favorite girls in her wedding dress getting fitted, BEAUTIFUL!

* I got to go to lunch with a friend I havent got to spend much time with lately & it was just like sitting back in your comfortable chair - its just nice & cozy to be there :)

* Ryan gave a fantastic message to the youth that I think was meant just for my ears... it was about how the "goal" we set, sometimes we dont make, but God blesses us along the way & we need to celebrate the journey.  With me wondering if I'm going to be able to do this race I've trained for 12 weeks - it was a perfect message for me.  I may not make that "goal" - but I have lots to celebrate that I've done over the past 12 weeks. 

But specifically for the day, I want to pick something one of the Senior High said in a prayer that touched me & made me so thankful. 

He said, "...prepare us God for the blessings you have in store for us today...."

I just LOVED that... Prepare us... because the blessings are going to be there!  Its like we need to be reminded to LOOK for the blessings that God pours on us because we can so easily over look them.

That's what this 30 days of Thanksgiving is about... & I loved that this young man recognized that himself for all of us...

So I'll echo that prayer probably every day... Lord, prepare us for the blessings you have in store for us today.... amen!


  1. I am doing this on facebook simply because a wordy blog post a day seemed overwhelming. November is a rough month in my work world.

  2. that is a beautiful portrait of emily and her family; so sad what she is suffering through :-(

  3. I love that little baby. I would take 15 of her. What a doll!

  4. Beautiful pictures, beautiful message.

    Thanks for the encouraging post, Rebecca!

  5. What a beautifuly little girl and family.

    I love the thought of preparing for God's blessing.

  6. Oh I love what you are Thankful for.. Have a great night..

  7. very nice post thank you for sharing...God bless you

  8. I can't thank you enough for capturing memories for us! On bad bars we can look back on these beautiful pictures!


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