It's been a trying few weeks in our house as of late. Colds, coughs, what sounds like croup, allergies on all levels, going from warm to cold and cold to warm (mostly the weather's temperament there), end of the year festivities, end of the year chaos, crank-happy days. I just keep trudging along. We all do. Some days better than others. Which is why when these notes to me, surfaced in the past 24 hours I may have become a little emotional. I am so happy, so blessed, so honored to do the work that I do. Soul work? I don't know, that just popped into my head. I'm not sure what to call it. One says Time Lord. Another says "baby whisperer". Others just wipe away tears.
I'm not sure what to call myself or what I do ... but I do know it's important work. It's work that fulfills me and brings me happiness. I do know it is what I am meant to do.
These love notes came within hours of each other, just over the past day.
I really loved all the family pictures you took. You captured the love in our family and I wanted to thank you. We are so truly blessed to have our family healthy again and we are able to laugh, love and live again!!!! Thank you again Always, Ginger
I cried because I know the story, I know that when she means they are truly blessed to have their family healthy again ... she truly means that. Blessed.
And then, not even an hour later, I received this:
seriously, I love your work and totally trust you with my family and that precious newborn window of life! I couldn't replace what you do.
And again ... my heart filled so much I thought it might burst. It means so very much to me. I can't even write a complete thought on paper.
In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.
So I put my heart out there and I risk everything.
This is a Kaleb sandwich.
Grandma Ginger & Grandpa Dave style.
“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” ―Lauren Kate
Thank you for letting me do what I do ... and share what I see.