These photos were taken at Adair Park in Fountain City. Pretty beautiful, huh? Life can get so busy. Sometimes we just keep trucking on trying to get everything done on our to do lists. Other times we are bombarded with terrible news that creates such heartache that it is hard to think about much else. Now that this session is finished, I can really look at these images. Really look at them. At first, I thought about how pretty the trees are at the park. About how beautiful the sun is as it peaks through the limbs. I thought about this family and how silly we were at the session. About how even though there were some empty stomachs ready for dinner by the end of the session, we still had lots of laughs. I see genuine smiles on their faces, which makes me feel like I have succeeded at my job. All of these things that I thought about made me really take a step back and think how incredibly blessed we are. To have such a beautiful park just minutes from our homes for our families to thoroughly enjoy is enough to make me teary eyed. As a matter of fact, this is only one of a multitude of local parks to choose from. Why have I not stopped to appreciate and think on this before? Busy lives, heartaches, life in general, the blindness of having everything at my fingertips? All of the above? My goal is not to make us saddened for those who are less fortunate so much so that we become frozen in our empathy, but rather to be grateful for the little things. Little things that in all honesty are really big things to someone else. The more grateful we are, the more strength we have to share with others. The moral of the story…don’t take life for granted, think on good things, see the needs of others and act on it, and appreciate the “big” little things. Thank you so much, Webb Family, for letting me capture a little joy for your family and a little humility for myself.