what's real



I walked into my silent, dark house last night after midnight.  I had spent time last night with a friend who is experiencing some of the hardest trials in life.  This week, with her heavy on my mind, I've been going through the motions of being a mom--feed kids, dishes, get them in car, take to the pool, sunscreen, blah, blah--but emotionally I've been elsewhere.

Last night as my exhausted friend talked, I stood and bounced her little newborn.  I watched him, with his thick black hair and tiny hands, as I listened and spoke little.  This little one has been on this journey right alongside his mommy, in the waiting room at the hospital everyday, nursing every few hours despite the state of his mommy, and so perfectly reminding me that there is good and peace in the world.


I thought today would be the perfect day to share something with you that reminds me of everything important in life.  This is my friend, Leah's, videographer's showreel.  (Her family was our fourth of July visitors.)  This showreel makes me smile every time I watch it.  If you look closely, you'll spot a few shots of my family.

Enjoy all you have today.

Sidwell Photography Showreel


the sleepy time gal