The countdown has begun! Finally going to catch up!

So many things have happened over the last 5 years.  Nick and I got married, lost our girls, and have had two beautiful boys.  There’s SO much to be thankful for, and yet…I don’t really seem like it, do I?

This blog used to be a way for me to document my feelings about my girls.  Then it became a way for us to share the news of our family.  If you follow this blog, you might be wondering, “WHAT is going on with them?  She’s not posting much!”

Well, the truth is, my photography business has taken up almost ALL of my free time.  I’m SO thrilled that I’ve had so many people enjoy my work so much to reserve sessions with me, however, when Nicholas comes up to me and says, “take a picture?” I’m wondering if THAT is what he’s going to remember?  Me, as a mom, busy with my photography business and not him?

Both he AND Christopher LOVE to play with the toy cameras.  Yes, I said cameras.  Plural.  We have two.  Of course.  :)

You’re probably wondering…what’s caused the change of heart?  Guilt?  I suppose that’s part of it.  More so, though, Nicholas has a cold.  A bad cold.  With a cough.  And he had a fever for several days.  A high one.  And those things, the last few days, took me back to a place I NEVER wanted to go again.  When Nicholas was 4 months old, he had RSV.  And I was working at the time.  So I had to choose: take care of him, or go to work.  It was SO difficult, and I ended up having my sister come down and help take care of him so I COULD go into work.  I will NEVER do that again.  I will NEVER choose my work over my children.  EVER.

Now…this week will be filled with many updates.  MANY.  I plan on trying to get ALL of my personal pictures up to date.  Yes, that means that there will be a LOT of posts.

My boys are doing SO many new things.  And this is my way to document them…for them, for our family, but most of all, for me.  SO I can look back and SEE what they were doing on April 12th.

3 comments to The countdown has begun! Finally going to catch up!

  • Rita

    Oh, Christina, it’s hard juggling many hats, isn’t it? Although you feel mother’s guilt right now (which is completely normal for any mom), I’m willing to bet that the next few days will be very happy ones for you. It seems that when we have our “aha!” moments, we tend to sit back and reflect on everything around us. We hang on to every precious word our kids say, smile more, laugh more with them, and dole out more hugs and kisses. Enjoy it!

  • I warned you!!!!! LOL!! It’s crazy how much time a photo biz (or any biz for that matter) can take. Most people think you just take pics for 2 hours and your done. That’s the least time consuming. For every 2 hours I take pics I probably spend another 10+ hours on editing, phone calls, ordering, proofing, emails, etc. Anyway, good job recognizing when too much is too much and taking steps to not miss out on “life”. I am reprioritizing myself for this upcoming season and coming up with ways to make sure it doesn’t happen to me again this year. Last year was insane.

  • I know you did! I’m trying to remember everything you told me!

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