Thursday, April 15, 2010

A little announcement.

Since my blog has been a little neglected and will continue to be so in the future, I thought I would copy over my post from my photography site for you folks:

Two weeks ago my family and I packed up and headed down to Salt Lake City to hear our prophet and other church leaders speak to us. To keep us busy on the trip down, we listened to some inspiring talks. By the time the weekend was over, I felt like I had plenty of time to evaluate my life and decide on a few things to change. (Doesn't it help sometimes to just step back and look at the big picture?) The biggest change that I decided to make was to stop my photography business. And I guess all of the changes that I plan on making come back to this quote by Julie Beck.

"A good woman knows that she doesn't have time to do all that her heart yearns to do." {Julie Beck}

That pretty much sums it up. Ten years from now, will I care that I have photographed ____ families and ____ seniors? Nope. Will I care if I have neglected my role as mother or if I have done all that I can as a mother? You betcha.

Since Chris and I embarked on the journey of parenthood, we have always been blessed. He has always supported our family and with each additional kid (there have been a few, you know.) there have been blessings to help us make ends meet. I have started feeling a little ungrateful to Heavenly Father. Here he has made sure that I can be a stay at home mom and blessed us accordingly yet I am working for this extra money....just so I can have a little extra money. Quite silly now that I step back and reevaluate.

Now that this has turned into rambling...I will stop my jibber jabber. I am off to the tulip festival with my little herd of girlies to partake of this amazing sunshine that we have today.


Dana ♥ said...

Good for you! I love seeing women of courage doing what they know they need to do! ☺

bloodfamily said...

Man you rock! You are truly inspiring.

Islandalli said...

Sad and happy at the same time. What a blessing to recognize what is exactly right for you right now.

Linda Tunnell said...

Wow, Sarah, that is a big decision but definatly the right one. Good for you!

Paige said...

Well, I'm sad that I'll not get a chance to have you photograph us now, but good for you!

Tiana said...

I so admire you for your decision to follow what you feel are more important investments with your time. I used to feel resentful because I had to stay home and take care of my family instead of pursue my dream photography business. Then, I had the same epiphany: Whatever I do in this life, my role as a mother is THE most important. Soon after that, I had another revelation: I'm the one responsible for the influences my children come in contact with. That led to the homeschooling journey we now are enjoying. I read your post and gained greater strength in my decisions because I see your handful of beautiful daughters and automatically know that you are a selfless woman with a huge heart and a burning desire to live up to your Divine Nature. Keep sharing. You can be my buoy.