THIS IS MEANT TO BE

We launched our first ever “BEST OF” contest over on Facebook on December 1st. It was surreal to go through every session this year and pick a favorite. I can’t believe how many people chose us this year. I can’t believe all of the gorgeous weddings we witnessed. I can’t believe how many seniors chose us to capture such an exciting time in their lives. To be honest I can’t believe anything. I don’t understand how this all happened. Where the heck did these pictures even come from? I never thought this is what we would be doing. I never thought I would own a business.. I never thought it would be so good. I never thought it would be so hard.

I wrestle with myself a lot. I think ” WHY? Why can I not be normal and just go get a 9-5 job. I know that may sound silly but this business is so expensive. If I could turn around more than half of what we bring in to help us financially right now I would maybe think differently. The problem is this business is SO expensive. Once I have checked off one investment, another is there waiting. When you go to a 9-5 job you don’t have to worry about buying the equipment you are using. You don’t have to worry about the insurance on the building. You don’t have to buy all of your supplies. You work, get paid, and go home. I would kind of like that I think.

So these are the thoughts that get me down. Is it worth it all? Am I doing the right thing? Am I wasting money? Time? Energy?

Looking over the “BEST OF” contest I can not help but see light. See His light. I see His hand in every one of our clients lives. I see that HE brought these people into our lives and they are meant to be there. I see the connections, friendships, and blessings that have come from it. No, this is not easy. It is definitely not cheap. Haha! But at the end of the day.. or year in this case… I know this is where He has us. I have to trust. I know with out a doubt we are called to paint with His light. I love that we get to use the light we see to reflect that. I love that we get to capture emotions to move other people when they see it. This is meant to be. This is it. Today I choose to trust the Provider and to THANK Him for all of these clients! Thank you 2014… you have taught me so much.

*Here are all of our entries for the “BEST OF” Contest! Head to Facebook and vote for your favorites!

Sharing, serving, celebrating, and THANKING Him,

Andrew + Chrissy

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