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Dec 5, 2016

Fall Photo Shoot

Sometimes things just don't go as planned.  Like my whole life, it seems, on "those days."  (That's not *all* bad!)  But God has a plan.  His ways are not my ways.  It's difficult to remember that on those not-so-good feeling days.

One gorgeous fall day, I decided to take a nice picture of the boys out in the leaves and pine needles scattered around the yard.  It wasn't really sunny at all, but I found out the hard way that all the punks have sensitive eyes like their dad.  The gray sky just sort of diffused the sunlight so it was everywhere.  There was NO way to shield their peepers or sit in the shade of a tree.  It was just, well, bright.

This is quite literally, the best photo I got before giving up in frustration.  I found myself angry.  With them.  And with myself.  I think I was most upset that I actually had a good idea for homegrown photos of the boys, got them all in their new black autumn shirts, rounded them up, and actually - most importantly - went out to take them while the situation *seemed* ideal to me.

How often do we think the circumstances are perfect for our ideas and something goes "wrong" to our way of thinking?  God sees everything that happens to us from an entirely different perspective.  Something to think about.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. 
Isaiah 55:8

Scripture and Snapshot


Jennifer Miller said...

It will still be a fun memory to look back on later. Bright sunshine or not, it's a challenge getting my whole crew to cooperate with pictures. Great perspective after it was over!

Deann | As We Bloom said...

Isn't that the way it always turns out? The memories are priceless. Great verse to go along with this!

Kym Thorpe said...

That's how it goes, all too often! We get cranky when things don't go as WE planned. :-) Fun memory, and a good lesson for all of us! Perfect Scripture pairing!