I sat in church yesterday in my snakeskin (yes you read right) pointy toed cowboy boots (with a brown plaid skirty & flirty scarf if you mind) and listened as our bishop told how the youth had collected an enormous (it was insane!!) amount of food for the local Food Bank. I was humbled that a bunch of teenagers cared enough to step outside of themselvs and care about others.
It got me thinking… I feel like overall im a good person, I dontate to the needy and I genuinely care about people being cold or hungry or homeless…. but am I doing all that I can?
We went on to sing a hymn that went a lil’ somethin’ like this “Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad by making someone feel glad? If not I have failed indeed. Has anyone’s burden been lighter today, because I was willing to share? Have the sick & the needy been helped on their way, when they needed my help was I there? …etc… I felt humbled. Here I am living my dream, I have an amazing husband who makes me a better person, a better photographer, a better mom, I have a son who is the light of my life & makes me belly laugh daily. My “work” is my passion. I adore photography, I adore love & I get so excited for weddings. How many people can say there are giddy before they go to work, & stay up way to late after their “work” (wedding) looking over the work they did that day. I am building the house of my dreams, and if it must be said, my siblings & mom & inlaws rock. I have so much love in my life that it is overwhelming… in a good way. Oh, and the icing on the cake is that I have the cutest kitten Tommie. Im not a cat person, at all. But this little gaffer has won me over…
Anyways, do I do as much as I could? Im sad to say that I dont. I resolve to do more. To care more. To Love more.
As such, ERP is putting together a huge, HUUUGGEE care package for the Edmontons Womens Shelter.
Domestic violence is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and I am honored to be able to help out in any small way.
We invite you to participate.
We are more then happy to swing by your place and pick up your donation if you wish.
When I think about women & children in the shelter, scared for their lives, I am so proud of them.
They risked incredible danger, and have taken a stand for themselves and their children. They are seeking out a better life.
They are stopping the cycle of abuse. They are my personal heros. Some excellent items are tolietries, women”y” things
(you know what I mean…), Diapers & wipes for babies, clothing, small toys or coloring books for kids, etc.
Im a big believer that every woman should feel beautiful, so I always throw in some “pampering” item as well like a nice lotion,
nail polish or my fave lipstick.
Here is to making the world a better place.
p.s. Wasnt my bride from saturday simply lovely???!
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