I woke up this morning feeling very thankful for the special people in my life. When I stop and look at the last several years… I wouldn’t be where I am without my family and friends.
For some reason Ben and I have been blessed with such a supportive family and incredible friends. We absolutely love how they support and encourage us in all aspects of our life- our marriage, our small businesses, as parents, and friends and as believers.
Here are just a few of the many that have played a huge role in our lives over the last several years.
This is a shot of the 40+ people that gathered last weekend for our monthly cornhole tournament. Our church community from Destination Church is just unreal. I could do an entire blog post on our church family and how they have impacted our lives. Ben and I love every one of them. Couldn’t imagine doing life without them! They are super supportive in all aspects of life.
Then, here’s a picture of my mom and my sister. These two know how to laugh!! The three of us just get each other. Sometimes laughing with them is better than any conversation with words.
And, my mom and dad… love these two. They have always pushed me, encouraged me, and compelled me to reach for my dreams- no matter how crazy my dreams are. My dad is basically my business partner. He’s my mentor, my motivator, and often times my counselor! haha – He’s one of the wisest men I know.
And, then there’s my husband. Words can’t even describe my love for him. God blessed me with a husband that truly loves me for me. I seriously couldn’t do what I am doing right now without him and all that he does physically, emotionally, and spiritually for our family.
And, then there’s Sharon! I met this wonderful woman last fall when Ben and I scheduled a family session with her. We drove to Smithfield, VA for the session and while we were there she shared her love of photography and her story with me. She sparked something in me and doors started to open. Several weeks later I purchased my first ‘real’ camera. She’s taken me under her wing during the last year, mentored me, and helped me. I consider her to be such a great friend now! God certainly crossed our paths for a reason!
There have been more people than I can even list in this blog post that have influenced me, or played a major role in my life. I just woke up this morning and really felt very thankful. I simply wanted to share and say thank you to all of those reading this that have contributed to my life and my family’s lives!
I hope you all have a fantastic Friday!