This shoot was so much fun. And so exhausting! But mainly so much fun. I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted it to look, but I knew I wanted an arrow and candy hearts. Well, I made the mistake of giving them the candy hearts before the session, so I only got a few pictures with those. And we almost didn’t have an arrow, because well, they aren’t easy to make. But after super-gluing my fingers together, I had an arrow!
I’m not kidding you, I had a smile on my face the whole time I was editing these pictures (and a few tears at one point. shhhh! ) I totally get why the Lord tells us to come to Him with faith like a child. Children are so innocent, and so simple. They don’t over-think things. They trust. They listen.
Not only should we have faith like children, but we should love like them too. I’ve heard a lot of people say that love is a word that’s just tossed around, and it should be used carefully. Frankly, I think that’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. Love is something that you can’t give enough of. The Bible even says to try to outdo one another in showing honor!
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. -1 John 4:7
This Valentine’s Day I encourage you to try to outdo one another in showing love. It’s not always easy to love, I know, but it’s so rewarding.
John asked me what sweet pea was. I told him it’s what you call someone you love. After squealing “ewwwww” in unison, Julia replied “so that’s why Pop calls Memaw ‘Sugar!’ Because he loves her!”
We had to take a break to dry up Ju’s tears.
If these last few pictures don’t melt your heart, I don’t know what will.