I am an artist that seeks to bring back to life the innocent beauty that once when a child. I want to bring out the real you, the forgotten you, the beautiful you. I am a natural light, boutique photographer based in Northern Alabama specializing in senior and wedding portraiture.
I am not your traditional type photographer, as my heart races with excitement to dig deeper into who you are as an individual. You will walk away with a flare of poetic imagery that screams your name. I look forward to meeting you, hugging you, and becoming friends. LET'S CONNECT ...
This is the heartbeat of my business. And a big reason I do a full blown out senior shoot out is to get to know more teens in my area. I truly hope these girls will always remember this day and take away with them an experience they take captive and never forget, so on those crummy days when they may want to believe the lies of the mirror, they remember how beautiful they truly are. My prayer is to impact one girl at a time that their imperishable beauty comes from having a gentle and quiet spirit. I love working with seniors and giving them a unique photoshoot that screams their name. READ MORE ...
“I always wanted to be a hero–to sacrifice my life in a big way one time–and yet, God has required my sacrifice to be thousands of days, over many years, with one more kiss, one more story, one more meal.”
I am not sure anything tops coming into someones home and letting them be who they are…underwear, stinky socks, pickin boogers, taking time to snuggle, reading books, and that tender touch we as mommas never ever forget…
This was another mother that was nominated for my Rebuild Your Walls ministry, and wow…did she rock my world. Her joy radiated, and when I saw the look of passionate love in Judes eyes when holding his momma I about lost it…. There truly is nothing like a mothers touch. Hold your babies close tonight.
Say what?! Yes, this is the same Anna Pociask that has written on the destruction of divorce. And today, not looking from the outside in, I come from within the doors of divorce.
A calling to divorce is not a sweet mellifluous sound to my ears and not how God intended marriage to turn out. Merely do not hear me say I am waiting around without living life to the fullest. I do not know the plans God has for my X and I, and I do not even know if that will ever exist again. Simply each day I strive to live by obedience and dedication to knowing God with all my heart.
Can you try and say today, divorce can be a gift in disguise. If we cannot change it from happening, we have to start living again with a new purpose. Whether we like to admit it or not, WE changes to I, our finger still remembers the feeling of the ring that once was there, and we still sleep on “our” side of the bed…the familiar slowly turns into only a faint memory. My ring finger feels naked and exposed now. I find myself embarrassed when I have to share, I am divorced. And I avoid laying or even looking at the other side of what use to be our bed.
Right now I want to say don’t cut yourself short from believing your life has lost its purpose. I like to think of it as divorce shifting our purpose around. When life veers to the left or the right or maybe completely upside down, we cant help to see life as a complete makeover.
We eventually become more aware of our surroundings, as if a veil had been taken off our eyes completely. At one time while looking through that veil it was a tad blurry. Because our eyes were so locked onto our marriage we became fogged to everything else around us. However, I beg of you to not hear me say divorce is best if you are separated and on the brinks of giving up. I am clearly saying if divorce has become out of your humanly control, accept it as a point to look beyond what is right in front of you. And dive deeper into who and what is a blessing in your life now.
For example earlier today my son and I put together a robot. I am not gonna lie I was intimated when the instructions said, “takes a little less than an hour to put together” This may seem like a small stretching point for someone, but for me, it was huge. Even though I bought this as a Christmas gift, if I was still married, I would have doubted myself before even trying and just had their dad do it with him. But this turned out to be such a fun bonding moment with my son, and I accomplished the goal in LESS than an hour. 😉 My purpose as a mother will never be taken away from me; even though our home has shifted, it has not crumbled. And I give God all the glory.
I love when people share my journey, feel free to share with others going through a divorce.
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“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147: 3)
10:30 am I have no goals set for the year, no new years resolutions. The only goal I am seeking to live out daily is obeying what God has asked of me. And it is causing me much pain right now.
An hour ago I was weeping in my bed as being lonely attacked me right at my deepest core. It was a late night with friends and my kids celebrating the New Year and I knew I needed to rest and then get in the word as I have learned the hard way when tired and not fed by scripture I tend to wander down a path of believing lies. But I could not get myself to rest, rather I called a dear friend and just wept over the phone with her. Even as I write right now I am being attacked with heavy feelings of being alone, it is almost putting me to a point of numbness where I cant move.
I am not going to let this defeat me. I am going to keep writing as this is real life. Here are the lies—are you familiar with any of these?
You’re all alone and nobody wants to be with you.
You ruined your marriage and now you sit in a quiet home with nobody to share life with.
You only know how to ruin relationships. Regret is becoming your good friend.
So yea I sit here on my bed feeling completely broken, which I know deep down this is right where God wants me. Completely relying on Him for strength. But this pain, it feels too broken and ripped to be complete again. But, have I ever truly been complete. Or a wandering soul searching and running after what feels good, abusing grace. Is this part of the healing? Is this the message you have been trying to tell me, Lord? To admit I am broken, and in need of a Savior. Pain is assurance my soul is alive.
After all the running around, drinking myself to sleep, empty conversations to fill voids of pain life catches up to you eventually. And the end result I have found myself in is being alone; alone right where God wants me, alone with Him. False happiness you can not have me any longer. True healing to my deepest wounds my soul cries out for. One day at a time. And rather believing the lie of nobody wants me, I will redirect that thought with God is protecting me. To every no, He has a bigger yes. He wants to heal me and prepare my heart so one day I will be a woman that is able to live by these words in Isaiah 43… “forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert. Be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.”
And as I have made many unwise choices in times of desperation while most vulnerable I am breathing in this quote from Oswald Chambers…. “Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.”
I pray your year is filled with growth, healthy relationships, laughter, community, and gospel living.