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.
~~ja~~

3 comments:

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 (http://www.whatwasdone.com/Age.php?&Age=40) and 50 (http://www.whatwasdone.com/Age.php?&Age=50) can be great.
The same is to all the ages in between...