A time for everything under the sun
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the sun.”—Ecclesiastes 3:1
Two weeks ago, I gave a talk to fifty women about photography and memory keeping. It was such a joy to be able to share my love for documenting one's journey, and it reminded me of why Trish and I started LIFE:CAPTURED back in 2013 when we ran our first full-day workshop out in Waterloo. I didn't realise at the time what a big part of my life it would become but, here we are, six years on, and this is still what I want to do. This is still what we are doing.
Even though I've taken an extended break from work these last eighteen months, I'm okay with that. Life is made of seasons, and I believe wholeheartedly that there is a season for everything under the sun. This last year and a half has been a season of settling into our new home, of supporting and embracing my family—of holding them close—and of ministering to our church. This season has yielded much joy and much fruit, and I am thankful to God for this time.
Next month, our youngest starts preschool. This is a big milestone for our family. For the first time in ten years, I will not have a little one at home with me. While the thought of this makes my heart ache, I also know this is simply a new season of life, brought about by the unstoppable passage of time.
And so, next month, a new season begins: A season of working again. A season of structure. A season of discipline. A season of creating. A season of the unknown.
Next month, we begin the work of relaunching LIFE:CAPTURED from the ground up. I am nervous, and I am excited. I am ready, and I am thankful.
In the meantime, I leave with you the words I left with the fifty women: Start telling the story that you have now. Slow down. Observe the world around you. And ask yourself this: What are you thankful for today? What do you what to remember in the future?