Saturday, November 25, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Look at this portrait. I KNOW i was probably so excited to see Blake that I was overwhelmed with love and excitement. Blake is one of THOSE type kids. You know what I mean. The kind of kid that once you meet them, you can't wait to see them again and again and again. Sometimes I walk by his classroom on Sunday mornings just to see if he is there and to give him a hug. He is just one of those kids that leaves me feeling alive and happy and loved and wonderful. Just seeing him makes my day. I would take him home in a HEARTBEAT!!!! (Well, that is if i didn't think Wendy would have a fit!)
Which brings me back to my vent. WHY IN THE WORLD didn't I SEE this then. WHY wasn't I aware of this on THAT DAY! DO you see it? How did I miss this? I should know better!! I DO KNOW BETTER!!!
While I was focusing on Blake's angelic perfection....
I missed the unconditional love of his mother.
I missed the joy in her eyes when she sees her baby boy smile.
I missed the happy warm songs she sings to him in her head,
I missed the way being with him makes her eyes sparkle like Diamonds.
THANKFULLY, just enough of that love was captured here .... just a HINT of it was spared. Can you see it?
Can you see how Wendy hangs on his every breath with joy ,
How she loves her son in an indescribable way?
Can you see how very very very proud of him she is....
Oh, I can see it now. I can see it ...most certainly...... without a doubt... just look in her eyes..
Can you stand?
Do you think??
Can you blink?
can you eat?
can you sleep?
can you sigh ?
or cry ?
can you run and sing?
can you spin and jump?
can you snuggle or rest?
can you smile..??????????.
well we all know that air IS a need we have that nothing else can fill....
This is my air.
This right now and the here.
This moment ,
This is all I need.
He is my air.
He is my air....
without my air....
I just wouldn't breathe....
I couldn't breathe,
I wouldn't want to breathe...
without my air.....
Sunday, November 12, 2006
1 a : refined grace or dignified propriety : dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style : polished : scientific precision, neatness, and simplicity : Damien, Erica, Alex, Hannah and McKinley Brooks.......
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The smell of my mom's perfume.
The way my dad's hands felt.
The bounce of moms curls next to my cheek
The size and security of my dad's lap
How safe they made me feel
How close they wanted to be to me
How soft my moms hands were
How rough my dads face was
The soft tone of my mothers voice
The deep chuckle of my dads laugh
The way my mom looked at my dad
The way my dad looked at my mom
Especially when I was between them....
I may forget how my smile made them radiate
I may forget how just being together with them was all I needed....
but when life does happen,
and I grow up
and I think I can do it all on my own...
and when I have forgotten these unforgettables....
All I will have to do is look at this..... this portrait of MY family....
and I will remember.
I will remember it all.....
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
These pendants will stop people in their tracks.....the deadline for Christmas Pendant Gifts is December 3rd. A tile pendant is only $45.00.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
She is their blanket to warm them on a cold winter night. She is the food that satisfies their hungry spirit. She is their shelter from the storm, their nursemaid to heal all hurts. She is the wind that lifts them up when they have fallen. She is encouragement that guides them forward. She is the love that brought them here. She is the heart DAILY PRAYING them through.
She is their mother.
- Linda Tourelle
and lucky me... she is also my friend.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
With a new baby, you know how precious a few minutes of sleep can be. I love this image. How many moms remember the quick quiet moments on the couch... when everything, just for the moment is still....
the baby is happy
the baby isnt hungry or dirty ... yet :)
siblings are quiet
and the house is still.....
those are the precious moments of life. Those are the ones we should all remember...
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Love your girls for all they are.
For their happys
For their sads
For their tantrums
For their crocodile tears that have no purpose
Love your girls.
Tell them you are proud of them
Kiss them every chance you get. Every chance you get, Every chance you get, every chance you get.
Love them for being shy
love them when they are grumby and mean
and quiet and whiney
JUST LOVE THEM and Kiss them and hold them and smell them.
Thank your God for them every minute, each breath ...
Love them and love them and love them
and love them
and love them
and love them
and love them........
Thursday, October 19, 2006
A bond with a sister... these Gatti girls will have something special. Thinking back to my childhood... I don't know HOW my sister put up with me! I was a pest, Messy Bessy, always spying on her and her friends, borrowing clothes and make up... and doing my best to copy every move she made..... yes, I was the typical little sister.
I thank God for my big sister now. She is one of my rocks and part of my foundation. She cools my temper, she soothes my hurts,she opens windows to a different perspective. My sister is my childhood. She knows where I have been, she prays for my tomorrows, and she CHEERS out loud for my todays.... That is what sisters do.
SO Katy, thank you for every ounce of patience you had with me, for every vent you have listened to, for every thing Gaudy, colorful and "Bling Bling" you send my sweet daughter, for loving my kids, for remembering their birthdays, for completing masons scrapbook, for making me find time for myself... for being you.. the best sister in the world.
And Gatti Girls... one day... I promise, one day....You two will be the best friends ever!! You are each others tomorrow and each others yesterday...
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
- Linda LaTourelle
Congratulations Christina! Have a wonderful Senior year!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
My Dearest Fordham,
You are cordially invited to a Tea,
Please say you will attend…..
This Tea is honoring me!
My sweet Kendall,
Why, of course - Count me in!
What an honor to be your date…
Is there a special gift that I should send?
Oh my Fordham,
That is kind but not needed.
But you must dress for the occasion...
I am thinking tulle, glitter and beaded!
Now Kendall, my dear,
Just where should we meet?
If my nap runs long…
Will you save me a seat?
Sweet Fordham, my boy
Our Mommy will take care,
To see that you wake
With plenty time to spare!
Just rise a happy camper
And meet us at the door
We will all walk together
To the garden gate at 4.
I am thankful for you, brother
That you would attend My Tea.
What a special gift God gave me…
When he gave you to Daddy, Mommy and me…!
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Sweet Kim..... SOOOOOO EXCITED about being in love and so in love with her new family...
I think she is going insane having to wait for her portrait proofs to arrive!
Hopefully this will carry her through the next few days!
This is my favorite because it is the very moment before you kiss…. That INSTANT of love that pours through your heart before you make contact with the person you love…
Kim they will be here soon! I promise! All of them showcase your love for each other as well as this one does.....
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I have a bunch of mushy emotional things i want to say about these kids... their session was soooo fulfilling as an artist. Their childhood joy is SO evident in their eyes.... The family as a whole was amazing to work with.. so trusting and so free to all my ideas. If you get a minute... their complete session should be online by this weekend...
Saturday, September 09, 2006