As I sat on my desk and waited for Microsoft Word to start, I saw on my desk the pile of things that must be done mostly for my business. Amongst those things, there is a small picture frame of my grandma from over 16 years ago. It’s sweet and sad at the same time. I have my arms wrapped around her and she softly embraces me with the humility that always surrounded her. It immediately reminded me of my mother as well who carries my grandma’s manners and demeanor.
My grandmother, who passed away over 12 years ago, never went a day without praying and she always was an outspoken person about the Lord. I was raised that way all my young life. I attended church with my Great grandmother almost on a daily basis as a young child. I went and prayed almost every night for my mother to come home safe from her work. I was close to God and He never failed me. My mother, even today, talks to me about the Lord and how He provides her with all she ever needs, particularly in her job of selling timeshares. Her co-workers love to tease her for being a part of the top 10 sales person in her company, as she always says that she is not good at selling. They tell her that her boss must be unfairly giving her deals that he does not give to others. She always confesses that her Boss does send her all her deals, but her boss is from the Upmost and Highest; her Lord is her deal- maker. It is not easy talking about God in a society that sometimes finds itself sufficient. I am guilty of this myself, however, I am well aware of who is in truly in charge in my life and I have always privately given praise. I love the Lord for He has blessed me with life, a beautiful wife, a beautiful daughter, wonderful family, clients, friends, talent and passion for photography and so much more.
This past weekend I found myself in a bit of a crossroad. Fear and doubt conquered my mind and my heart. Today, I felt something had to be different. I knew changes had to happen in order to grow in my life, especially in my photography business, which is often surrounded by doubts and fear. While driving to the gym this morning for an early workout. I started to pray and to give thanks to God for all those things and people that are part of my life. After I got home I felt compelled to start reading a book I picked up a couple of weeks ago called “Prosper” written by a very talented local photographer (Scarlett from Scarlett & Stephen) It was so in accordance to how I felt this morning and it validated writing this blog.
The main purpose for this post is to simply and publicly say, Thank you Lord. Thank you for my life and all the gifts you given me. Thank you for the gifts you have for me in my future as I journey towards a successful husband, parent, friend, son and business man. Thank you for all my victories and challenges. Thank you for the strength you give me to go on. Thank you for giving me people who taught me about God. Thank you for always being there for me.
I humbly ask for more, not just for me but for everyone. I ask you to bless me so much that I can be a blessing to others.