Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Birthday to me...

Today is my birthday (the age is not important). I am over 40 and less than 50. So let's leave it at that.
While I enjoy take photographs of my loved ones and others too, I don't particularly enjoy being in front of the camera these days. But since I am celebrating life today, I am sharing a few of me and some advice that I recently took seriously. Take photos with the ones you love. Today they may not seem that important or even that special, but one day they will be priceless. I recently read this entire blog post about a mom/photographer like me who isn't as photogenic as she once was or as young or as thin, but we only getting older and sometimes larger. I couldn't find the post or I would have included the link here. I have intended to do a post on the subject and include a link to this post that really sunk in with me. So even though I dont' have the link, the message is just do it...just take those photos with the ones you love.
I so love this girl and am so proud of her!
Above: Cari and I (just a few days ago at the beach)
...and you all know how much I love and adore my little sweetheart.
Above: Natalie and I at her dance review (mini recital) from dance camp

And of course, I love my hunny! Where would I be without him!
Above: my hunny and me

...I certainly wouldn't have this most precious family that I love more than words can express.
ABOVE: My Family

I am only getting older, but my love for God and my family is growing stronger.
I feel so blessed this birthday.
Celebrate life with the ones you love by taking photos with them as often as possible.


Avery's Mommy said...

happy birthday jami!

what an inspiring post. you are right about the pics. i would hate to think if something happened to me avery would look back and barely find any pictures of us together!

Penny said...

Happy Birthday!!! You look great!
I know how you feel, though. I tell everyone that's why I TAKE the pictures--- I prefer the back side of the camera! LOL

whatwas said...

Hey, Age is indeed not important!
Both 40 ( and 50 ( can be great.
The same is to all the ages in between...