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Bare Feet // JATW

Bare Feet

Bare Feet // JATWI stand on this dirt patch that my son likes to dig out of, feeling the damp cold underneath my toes left from the incessant amount of rain that happened over the weekend.  It’s humid out here, but not the sweat-my-ass-off kind. There’s a slight coolness to the small breeze that passes over my face, bringing the aroma of summer grass mixed with the first stages of autumn leaves. It’s coming, I can feel it. Fall is almost here. It arrives late for us Floridians, but it arrives nonetheless; especially in North Florida.

The sound of dragon fly buzz accompanied by the songs of two different species of birds rings just loud enough to create an accompaniment track for outside speculating. Not too strong, as it often is in the woods, but just as you would expect for a rural part of town where nature collides a little less manicured with the modernization of human creation.

The muted sky is overcast, but the sun still shines through the clouds enough to make me squint, and I succumb to my closing eyes, taking it all in with my other four senses.

If I accomplish nothing else today, which may very well be the case, I can at least know that I’m valued. I believe it to be true; His Word tells me so. But He is reminding me with the dirt, and the breeze and the buzz and the light.

 

I am alive, and I am loved.

Jess and Miguel.

Back in November of 2011, I had the pleasure of being apart of a beautiful wedding for my two friends Jess and Miguel. Not only did I get to be a bridesmaid, but Daniel and I did the wedding pictures. It was our first team effort, and our first wedding gig ever. The entire wedding was D.I.Y. down to the cupcake cake and the tye dye table clothes. The day could not have been more gorgeous, and it was a great celebration with friends. We had a lot of fun, and for our first wedding I was very pleased with the photos we got out of it. But the most rewarding part of it all was that the newlyweds loved them, and that is all that matters. Here are some of my favorite shots from that beautiful day.