So, I was a little bummed this year when I had to cancel the free mini sessions that I was going to offer highlighting different kids that have Down Syndrome. It had been on my heart for a few years that I wanted to do this and really show how amazing they are and love on some families by giving them some beautiful photos of their children!! But, because of the recent Covid-19 developments, I felt that I didn’t want to jeopardize the health of our immunocompromised children even though we were going to be in a large studio and only photographing one child at a time. I still think I made the right choice even though it killed my creative spirit.
Covid-19 was and still is interrupting all areas of our lives. We are in an unprecedented situation and with so much uncertainty it is really hard to keep up hope, positive spirits and normal life. This week, instead of getting ready for the next wedding or photo shoot, I was home schooling my children which had it’s own challenges. I figured that even though we had canceled the photo sessions we could still do the one I typically do at this time of year, which celebrates what a gift our little Fiona is. See our little Fiona has Down Syndrome, but that is not all she has or is. She is simply amazing and brings so many smiles to people’s faces.
As things got closer and more uncertain, my desire to follow through with the shoot was nonexistent. Thank goodness that my beautiful children kept asking me relentlessly if we were still going to do the photo shoot. So, just yesterday, I said sure, lets do it!!! The kids were pumped!!! All except for Noah, that is. I said, “Bud, if you don’t want to do the shoot you don’t have to.” I guess that was all I needed to say because 30 minutes later as he watched me do the girls hair, make-up and nails he said, “Ok mom, I want to do the photo shoot.” Yay!!!
We will still celebrate
So here we are on #WDSD2020 and guess what? We are still going to celebrate our beautiful, funny and awesome Fiona. We are continually reminded of how much she adds to our lives. We are not going to let something like Covid-19 get us down and forget how many blessings we have. Guys we are blessed! We are blessed because of Fiona. I would never want my life to be any other way!
We can still have hope
Covid-19 has really had me thinking about life. What is really important? Is it the next job? Our status in life? The money we have stacked up in our bank accounts?? Heck no!!! The only thing that is giving me hope these days is knowing that Jesus has already won!!! He has given me a hope for the future!!! God has never left me, he has always been with me and he has always taken care of me and guess what?!? He loves you too!! He can give you hope! He will give you something to live for because guess what, when we die someday, we will not be taking our cars, homes, trophies, or money with us. The only thing that will follow is our spirit and how we either chose to either put ourselves on the throne or Jesus. If you are feeling down or need a little prayer. Please reach out I am only an email away! I pray that God with bless our nation and bless our families during this uncertain time. Also, a great reminder of God’s love and protection is Psalm 91. It was shared with us earlier this week and has been encouraging us since.