Gratitude and Grace (Part 3)
We've shot four weddings in three weekends and we are tired. Tired might be an understatement. I know that might not sound like much to some, but when one of you has a full-time teaching job and the other is a full time mama to a two-year-old, the extra work shooting and editing is a lot. We are so grateful for it though. We are building our photography business and loving it. Being able to do something we both love together is so wonderful, and we are thankful for the opportunities we get to do that.
But long days and late nights and early mornings add up. And when Katherine fought naps hard yesterday and today, I cried several times. I just needed a break. Just for a few moments. And I needed to get some work done while she slept.
But I finally realized that wasn't going to happen. And through tears I started saying thank you to Jesus. I started counting graces. As I did that, my mindset started changing. My tears kept coming, but I was able to see the bigger picture. I was able to smile. Counting graces gives us an eternal perspective. As my gratitude expanded, my grace towards my daughter expanded. As our gratitude grows, our ability to give grace to others grows.
I'm thankful for that reminder today. Sometimes we learn the most when we feel like we have nothing left to give.
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