Friday, April 24, 2015

A Beautifully Horrible Week

I could pretend that my bones don't ache. That my heart isn't exhaustively trying to mend its broken pieces. That I'm not worn out and tired from long hard days. 
But those, my friends, would all be rather big lies. 
We had a funeral for a close member of our church. So many tears were shed. My heart goes out for the left behind loved ones who are still holding so much pain and sadness on their shoulders. As my dad preached during the funeral, I could feel the fresh grief lingering in the air. Its thickness made my eyes water and overflow. 
Afterwards we served dinner to everyone who attended the funeral and babysat the kiddos at the church. Then we had youth group after that. We ended up staying there for a total of ten hours. Overall it was a very exhausting day. Though it was really nice to get to hang out with my friends at church while we discussed what we'll be singing for our youth choir and such.
But as you may know, there is also the word "beautifully" in the post title. Despite the stress and sadness of this week, the beauty of it still remains, as it always does.
 I got the chance to photograph my first official wedding. They had it on the bride's mother's wraparound porch. It was a small wedding, with only the bride and groom's families present. It was the sort of intimate wedding I'd love to have one day.
 Even though it was put together at the last minute it was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever attended. I loved every second of photographing their sweet wedding. Perhaps I'll post some of the photos I took soon.
I've also gotten two custom blog design orders! I've finished one and am currently working on a blog right now. I've forgotten how much I love coding and graphic designing. I'm so glad I've gotten the chance to do it some more. I'll share the final blog design of each blog when I'm finished with them.

p.s. I had a few pre-written posts I was going to publish on here, but I felt like I needed to just voice out on how this week has been. Yes, it has been a hard week but hope and beauty can still be found in it. And it's not even over yet. :) Thanks for reading and listening. <3

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight.
-Proverbs 3:5-6 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Holocaust Remembrance Day

{ update: here are a few photos I took yesterday. I tried to represent the sadness, the solemness, but most importantly the hope that all unitedly surrounded those dark sad days }

Forgive but never forget.

Monday, April 13, 2015

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Tomorrow will be a new day. The sun will come up slowly, as it always does. And the world will wake up all at once, cold and crisp. 
-Adelaide (Down By The Willows) 
It is time to let go, darling, and let your soul fly.
I think perhaps my favorite quality of Earth is the diversity. No matter where I wander or where I end up, I am sure to discover something unique.
-Rachelle (Beloved Bluebird)
Live your life with eyes wide open.
Youth is like sand
It's slipping through my fingers so fast
I can do nothing but watch.
-Jordy (Hidden)
Springtime

i. it tastes like 
honeysuckle dew drops
scarlet raspberries 
pink lemonade

ii. it smells like
freshly mown grass
greek oregano
soil ready for growth
warm sticky honey
lemon verbena 

iii. it feels like
wet pavement on rainy afternoons
soft dainty petals
moist earth under bare feet

iv. it looks like
butterfly wings
cotton candy skies
blue waters
flow-y skirts
oceans of wildflowers

v. it sounds like
children giggling
a bird's song
the rustle of emerald leaves