My mind has been on my own worries lately. I could write out a whole list of things that keep me from living in the present with my family. My son sensed my "soul absence" and I could tell that it wounded him deeply. After I wallowed in the mommy guilt for some time I decided to take a different approach. I started a pillow fight with him. After some serious pillow bashing we had a staring contest and laughed until we couldn't breathe. The next evening he wanted to do the same thing. But first, we found ourselves face to face as we were laying on my bed. He looked at me with eyes full of wonder as he said to me,
As I fought back my tears, I told him that I felt closer to him too. And then in true 9 year old boy style he smashed me over the head with a pillow!
Love is the taproot of your family
TAPROOT SESSIONS are half-day (4 hours) sessions that invite you to be present with your family, to soak up the richness of each moment. There are no expectations other than Play and Presence. Let's slow down and take the time to celebrate the binding love that you share with your family. It's a love that keeps your family rooted and nurtures your soul. My timeless black and white photography (sometimes with a splash of color!) will thoughtfully document the natural rhythm of your day. Let me spend half of a day with you... in your home, at the lake, out in nature. Because this is the moment in life that matters most. These are the days you want to savor with your children and keep close to your heart forever.