Well... one thing I learned - I can't do it ALL =) I LOVE photography AND shooting Weddings, Families, Babies, Seniors, and Trash the Dress sessions!! I did MANY of these this last year and LOVED every single minute of it!! BUT, I watch Noah and Maia... and next year I will be watching our Grandson (which I am so EXCITED for) - and I do not have the energy or time to edit all the pix that go along with all the shoots I did! PLUS Chuck is really missing me in ministry - I honestly have NOT been as involved as I used to be at our other Church. I miss ministry too! So... with so much PRAYER and learning these lessons - I am retiring from the business aspect of photography! I will still shoot... I HAVE to shoot!! I would just rather do this AS a ministry! 2010 will be NO MORE CONTRACTS for me =)
Another thing I learned... I am OLD! HAHA!! I don't know that this is a lesson from God this year... but it contributed to my NOT being able to DO EVERYTHING I used to do! I don't FEEL old... it is just that I don't heal quite as fast as I used to!! I think this hit really HARD when we were in Syracuse visiting the Grand babies... I pulled out my back trying to LIFT BOTH of them up!! HAHAAHA!! I couldn't lift them the rest of the week! Then I did a Trash the Dress photoshoot - which I LOVED!!!! and I fell over some steps - and wrecked my knee and toes! I was a MESS!! HAHA! I MUST slow down and LOOK where I am going =)
More learning... I LOVE to pray! BUT, because I am OLD now... my memory is NOT what it used to be and I NEED to write them all down!! So... I am starting a book with prayer requests! I am really learning that Face Book has heightened my PRAYING to the LORD!! I am connecting with so many from the past and present that NEED PRAYER... and I do PRAY - I just WANT to pray more consistantly! So this may be due to a Facebook addiction too... which you may want to pray for ME about =).
Ok... this is WAY MORE than I have ever POSTED... and there is WAY more that God is teaching me... So I will end here! I won't have anything to blog about if I keep going!! HAHA!!
More blogging later... I have a goal - no - a dream to actually POST more here!! I really do enjoy it... it is just my OLD mind goes BLANK when I sit down to write =)