Today, I’m not a photographer I’m just a mom. Actually, not just a mom…because it’s actually a beautiful calling. I didn’t send many emails and I didn’t read any wedding or photography blogs. I decided to not compare myself to other photographers because today, I’m just being who God called me to be in this moment, during this time.
Today, I didn’t dream any big dreams or make any lists of “accomplishments” or write down big goals. I watched my son paint, though, and I took the time to read him books.
Today, I didn’t think of anything too creative and I didn’t really think I did anything too successful by the world’s standards. But I did get all of the laundry done and even took time to play some guitar…and that, to me, is pretty much a success ;)
I’m learning the balance between wanting to work- being known for something and simply being a mom. Between what the world calls success and what people would call ordinary. The day-to-day verses the highlights of a “career.”
But today, when my son says “I love you” and he plops down on my lap and sings me a song…those more “important things”….the successes, the status quo, the need to compare….it all fades away. God is helping me to see the bigger picture, the season I’m in. The letting go and the giving in…and what a freeing thing it is to just…be. Be where God has called me to be right now. Enjoying these day-to-day moments, not putting so much pressure on myself, and glorifying Him in even the smallest things.