celebrated pop’s (boyfriend’s dad) 70th yesterday.  mommy day, grammy day. good food, cards, gifts, lil wonders.  AJ (gotta love the lip gloss) with pop in the midst opening his cards… hold those you love close, know their preciousness…I say this primarily to remind myself.

boyfriend and i are celebrating 7 years of marriage today.  time. time, it flies.  we’re busy. their little or maybe a bit bigger, but busy.  we’re both trying to navigate the waters of 2009, a year that is teaching us, and learning we are, not quite sure what but we’re learning, we’re devoted and we’re in it and i love him. he makes me want to be better in ways i am not, ways that come easy to him.  we don’t always want to but when we do, we make each other more, together, than we otherwise would be. 

my parents are celebrating 50 years of marriage at the end of this month…may God grant us that same privilege and may we treat it with similar regard.

this post, today, it’s the rooted part.  i’ve been blogging now for a few months and am gearing up to be more visible in my design presence here, that footprint is needed in order for me to manifest the professional presence I desire. must learn to illustrate and present my desires as a designer, as a woman of aesthetic expression.  this includes showing you the work I have done to date.  this is hard for me and I cannot explain much of the why.  part of it is the practical coordinating of after photos, my perfectionistic tendencies and the way i was raised; do. not. brag.  but really, it isn’t about me, or is it?  my serving clients is for them and i love it.  remind me of that, k.

but today, this post. means everything.  it’s the strong, solid, unwavering roots in my own lil family; i scraped, crawled, cried and tried to have roots in a relationship for much of my adult life; it came later than the story I would have written, but it came with the profound Grace of God in understanding what I needed.

and so it is now, in this new time, a business plan that eludes me.  show me grace in this day and in the days that follow when the knowing is foggy and i must stretch beyond what feels remotely natural or feasible.  each of you that stop and gaze and spend time here, you add a sprinkle of joy to my days.

may tony and i find a moment to just be, be for and with each other.  here’s to you my love, today and for always.

images by:  jana



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  1. Samantha Hirst on May 13, 2009

    This is such a lovely post. I’m looking forward to seeing your work…

  2. amber on May 14, 2009

    this is a beautiful post. what a lovely typewritten note.

  3. Marijke on May 25, 2009

    I’m new to blogging…first post today. And I’ve been roaming about,looking at other blogs, wondering how much of myself I can reveal.And then I happened upon this and I felt so relieved. I loved that you posted such a frank and honest account of your love, your creativity, your fears. I insist on honesty and I’m not sure I can create my blog without it. Your post has given me courage. Thanks for that. x

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