This title, embracing the everyday beauty, was inspired by a post written by my lovely friend. And as I'm sitting here, reflecting on my week, I realize how much joy I have found in the past days.
My days seemed to be filled with things to do. From babysitting, going to the gym, taking pictures and making pies, there's joy in the midst of all of it. Not to mention snapping pictures with my new Tamron zoom lens [such a blessing], dancing in the rain, hanging with new friends, having lunch with old friends, starting a sweater, playing with kittens and photographing children. Needless to say, I am never bored. ever.
But perhaps the most exciting event of the week was a Facebook message (from the above mentioned lovely friend) which evolved into feverish messaging and questions, which eventually evolved into a plane ticket from Kansas to Minnesota to second shoot my first wedding. Yup. I'm a little ecstatic. I mean seriously, traveling alone, meeting my pen pal, and second shooting my first wedding all wrapped up together? It's almost too good to be true.
Other than that greatness, today and yesterday have been full of my brother and Simon recording music. For a musical. That they wrote. Seriously, they're amazing. The music is epic and I can't wait to see it. I'll show it to y'all, too. (It will be on youtube after they perform it in August.) It's just been so fun to have them around and making noise... especially since my brother leaves for college on August 18. Moving on. I must stay in denial.
Lastly, the Lord has been working in my life in amazing ways. I am learning to wait for Him, because He is sovereign, His timing is always perfect, and He's the wisest. Of anyone. Ever. I've also been encouraged by one of my amazing summer youth leaders to be praying more, talking to God all through my day, in all of my decisions. And through talking to Him more, asking Him to reign in my life and be in control, I have seen Him answer my prayers. In big and small ways. So yes, He is awesome. In the legitimate meaning of the word.