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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.

 

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What you are about to witness is a series of images that may reflect a similar cycle in your own life, or maybe you watched a dear friend or family member walk down this road. These are not just pictures. This is a story…..a glimpse of my story….and maybe yours too.  We are all on a journey, each day seeking satisfaction, fulfillment, success, anything that will fill the void of pain we may be bearing. Or maybe I can not speak for everyone. But, I can for myself. As much as I desired to love God and to seek Him to be fulfillment I was still holding onto things of this world to mend my pain as God was slowly crafting me more into His son. “Aint nobody got time for dat” Sorry….but for real…. I would get so fed up with the band-aids after my husband and I were separated over a year ago, but, there was always that urge within to run back for more answers on why….and let my mind wander off to believing lies…..I would scrummage and dig to find answers in all the wrong places, and I was slowly killing myself within. And clueless to the bondage that was weighing me down, keeping me from church and friends months ago. I am pretty sure I hibernated for 8 months.

The beauty in all of this mess is everytime I ran to the worldly pleasures God never stopped running after my heart. His pursuit for me makes my heart sing, makes me want to scream it from the rooftops to everyone I meet. I want people to say themselves, there is something different about that girl. And that difference be my reliance and love I have for God. All month I have been seeking how to be content in the Lord. And it hit me, true attraction from another comes when we are most content with who we are. So, if you are running yourself to a ditch of despair, will you take a moment to sit still and wait on the Lords best for your life? He will bring your best to you. Run to Him…..

 

 

 

 

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  • MomDecember 21, 2014 - 8:49 pm

    Beautiful and amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherDecember 22, 2014 - 11:29 am

    THANK YOU ANNA!!!! You are strong and courageous. Your pictures speak to my soul. Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

 

Its my turn to show off my biggest blessings. This year may have been the hardest year I have ever faced, but these two and God gave me hope to keep pressing forward. I was embarrassed for a long time to ever post pics of just the 3 of us, but now I find much pride and joy to show you who we are as a family. We have a very intimate, crazy-lovin relationship..as you will see. All I know to do each day is to give grace, smile at them often, be as consistent as possible with discipline, snuggle ALOT, be spontaneous, let them see me on my knees praying, and let messes happen in the kitchen. 😉

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sometimes we just got to break the rules too…. 😉

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And laugh them off…:)

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dancing in the kitchen will always be my favorite….especially with the ones I love the most. (I am still finding flour in random spots…I am pretty sure I will be finding it for a long time, but overtime we do, we laugh and think about this one crazy day we had in my kitchen.) I thought it was funny when Abigail asked me if I was okay after Jaden splattered me with flour…I had no idea thats what my face looked like.:)

Laughing is my favorite. I hope you are able to smile with us too.:)

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  • StephanieDecember 13, 2014 - 7:41 am

    Anna, these are incredible. Couldn’t love them more.ReplyCancel

  • AlysonDecember 14, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    Love!!!! Beautiful session and beautiful family. Your life points to Jesus.ReplyCancel

 

I am not sure I will be able to write about this family without crying, as this family has become my family. They have taken me in many nights when my kids were with their daddy.

Many nights of laughter….laughing so hard it probably made us pee…oh no wait…that definitely happened. This girl is my best friend and I would do anything for her and her family, so, if anyone ever hurt anyone in this family beware, I will hunt you down. 😉 No really….I will.

Trials have struck this family, but it has not defeated them. I see it only making them stronger and growing them closer. And I love them for it.

I hope you see the passion in my art. I hope you see genuine love. I hope you see a family that stands out because love conquers all. (yep…told you I would cry….)

My heart is to capture real moments. And my heart is beyond full when I stare at these memories that were made. I LOVE YOU GUYS!

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Friends come and go like the waves of the ocean…..but true ones stay, like an octopus on your face.:)You are forever my octopus, stacy. 😉 xoxoxo

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  • Jen DetulleoDecember 11, 2014 - 10:47 pm

    love these images of this amazing lady and her sweet family. Although we haven’t spoken in awhile, I often think of you Stacy! Much love to you and yours. Amazing captures Anna 😉ReplyCancel

  • MickeyDecember 12, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    I am proud to say I am related to this amazing family. The most sweetest, caring, loving, God fearing family. They deserve many many blessings! Love y’all!ReplyCancel

  • MomDecember 12, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    Loved, amazing family and pics, what joy and love captured!!!!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieDecember 29, 2014 - 7:41 pm

    love these so much!ReplyCancel

  • Franklin WilliamsJanuary 9, 2015 - 11:33 pm

    nice work. rare to see some original takes on a session. you nailed it.ReplyCancel

It is always so humbling when someone travels so far to have me capture this season of life for them. They caught on really fast to how much I love running after the sun when taking pictures. They basically knew exactly where I was going to place them. I like these two. 😉

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  • Franklin WilliamsJanuary 9, 2015 - 11:43 pm

    love your photography. fresh, original, and unique. cant wait to see what’s next.ReplyCancel