Today I am truly grateful for photography.
Not photography itself, not even photography as an art form. I am not grateful that it was invented, or that I (if I might say so myself) am pretty good at it. I am grateful that I have been so blessed with photography.
Heavenly Father knows each of us, and he knew that at this particular point in my life, I was going to need a confidence boost and an hour or two a week away from my kids. So he gave me photography. He knew I wasn't going to be perfect at it, so he gave us the means to buy a really nice camera. He knew that I have no idea how to get clients, so he gave me church and lots of people who want pictures. He knows that I live in Oregon, and he has given me enough nice days to take the pictures I need to. (sorry if your praying for rain, He is answering my prayers right now!) He knows that I need something to make me feel good about myself and like I actually, maybe, possibly have a talent. He knew that so he blessed me with this one.
I never, ever look at one of my pictures and think, "man I am good" without first thanking the man upstairs, I would be nothing with out his hand in it all!