I had to cut out almost all of my freelance work this year to get our house ready to sell and then maintain it for showings this summer while Steven has been in Atlanta working. I viewed it as “my job” to get the house sold and that helped me cope with all the monotony of painting and landscaping and cleaning. We then made the decision to begin homeschooling in July and with our baby Hugh coming in September I’ve known for awhile now that it would be at least October/November before I could even think about running a photography/graphic design business part-time again.
This was a huge place of sadness for me this year as I am one of those people that loves to work. I enjoy the challenge and the reward of seeing goals met and lists checked off, which is much easier when you blend two incomes. I am also a thinker and a dreamer with a new business idea simmering on the back burner at all times.
Me and God had a lot of talks about this this past year. Which is really a nice way of saying I was mad at Him, held grudges, got bitter, and asked a LOT of why’s. In the end, it was one more area in which I needed to trust Him. I needed to give up. I needed to believe that He had a better plan than I did.
Right around that time, Casey Leigh asked if I would give her regular, monthly, food photography for her blog and it took all of two seconds for me to say yes. It was the perfect, small project that I could do completely from home with my babies and earn a little spending money while I was at it. I said many prayers of “Thank you, Lord!!!!” and felt a twinge of conviction that I didn’t just allow Him to work in the first place.
I am usually over on Casey’s blog on Wednesdays, but today there is one last summery salad with peaches and corn before we get into apples and cranberries for autumn. You can go HERE for the full recipe. I thought I would share a sampling of my favorite food shots from this summer….