For the long haul...

Living temporarily can be easy. It's only about that moment. You give all for the short-term and then move on to the next best thing - a new adventure. Sticking around and doing the same thing every day is hard. It takes work, maturity and patience. I don't think this discipline is sought after the way it should be. I see incredible value in being consistent and faithful with what I've been given even if it's "boring" sometimes. It's up to me to fine contentment in my life and find peace despite my circumstances. Why is this so hard? Why is "exciting" more compelling then faithfulness? I could blame my entrepreneurial spirit but, at the end of the day, I just need to grow in this area. I want to grow in faithfulness. I think the easiest way to stay the course is to look around and find beauty.

Today I'm taking deep breath and looking for things I'm thankful for. I'm editing all day and all night...I'm thankful for a job I love that pays our bills (and then some) I want to give my clients the best. I'm cleaning this house thankful to have a gorgeous home to raise my family. I want to keep it beautiful. I'm changing diapers, tidying mess after mess, negotiating at every turn...I'm thankful for three kids that I adore. I want to raise them to love the Lord and make a difference in this world. Help!

On top of all's fall. My favorite season. I love the colors! I love wearing a new line of cozy clothes! I love burning candles and smelling the love in my home!

I love change. What do you love? What are you thankful for? Say it out loud then, smile.

Now, back to editing.

Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.