I really dislike having my picture taken. For much of my life I have avoided being the subject of the camera and rather am often the one capturing our family trips, activities and jaunts.
And then one day a good friend, talented photographer, and fellow mother, shared with me that she had very few pictures from her childhood with her mother. I could tell that the lack of pictures bothered her. I was convicted. I knew that aside from my pregnancy photos I had very few pictures of me and my oldest daughter. I didn’t like the way I looked, mostly because of my weight and so avoided photos. I realized how selfish this was and how my avoidance may impact my girls. I also realized how these choices were in direct contrast to how God has called me to live confident in His love, grace and my calling as a mother.
In the last two years I’ve purposed to have my picture taken with my girls as often as possible as part of my legacy for them.
1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV
Ephesians 1:18 NIV
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14 NIV
And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?
Esther 4:14 NIV