Monday, September 8, 2008

Pictures Today

Well I come to you today to ask for a few extra prayers for my sanity today. :-) I am a HUGE picture person. I have a billion of Luke and since having Isaac, having pictures done has become something I HAVE to do for the kids rather than something I want to do. We ALWAYS have pictures of the boys done for birthdays and this year I just couldn't. Now I am feeling guilty, plus the family picture we have hanging in the living room is from when Ben was only a month old (he looks a little different now).

SO...we are having a family picture and pictures of the boys done tonight. It always is so bittersweet because I just love seeing the boys captured on film, but when it comes to a family picture, someone is always missing. It literally makes me sick.

Not to mention that Ben is 2 and well, doesn't cooperate so well (which gives me panic attacks). So instead of going to a studio we are having them done at the lake by a local photographer (who does SUPER work) and who is also a mom (so she will hopefully understand 2 year old rebellion). I am looking forward to seeing what we get in this setting as opposed to a studio. I am hoping Ben will just play a bit and we will still get a few good pictures.

SO we would appreciate a few extra prayers today...it seems a silly reason to ask for them, but something as simple as this can really get me down. So bittersweet!

9 comments:

Suzie said...

Praying for you today. have a blast getting them done. I am sure they will turn out beautiful. Your family is so amazing. I know the thoughts of having a family picture without ALL the family. It hurts. I am sure Lil Ben will cooperate, since you will be at the water, it seems he likes to be by the water. Good Luck sweetie. I love ya bunches

msharae said...

Kristy, that is a great plan! The pictures will be great and I'm sure the different setting will make it easier for Ben to just be a little boy...

I will be praying for you guys today, and for the photographer. :)

Devon Rene said...

oh, sweetie...i could have written that same post. i know we need a new family picture but i just cant bear to go get one taken.

it seems so imcomplete...

praying for you today sweet friend. holding you close...

Yvette said...

Kristy,

Hey sweet friend! I will specifically be praying about this today. I understand on so many levels: 2 boys to cooperate, 1 of them is 2 (oh yes, Tayden is probably the same!) and the reality that all of your family is not there. I can't wait to see the pictures, I'm sure they will be beautiful.

Love and miss you,
Yvette

Mrs. H said...

Oh my, I haven't crossed this experience yet... it will be bittersweet knowing that the family in the picture is not complete. Uh. I will pray for you.

On a slightly humorous note about this subject, my 5 yr old cried all the way to school today b/c I told her that tomorrow is school pictures day. For some odd reason, she does not want to have her pic taken. I just had to laugh and say, Lynn, really, it's just pictures!

M said...

My prayers are with you and your family today! I think that is a very real reason to ask for prayer!!!

Michelle

Alyssa said...

oh i sooooo get this. praying for you today to feel that little one close to you and in your heart. i am sorry you have to hurt this way. praying for a peace-full time for your family today....

Michelle said...

I came across your blog today while I was "blogging" around....I, too, have a daughter in heaven and I have a three-year-old. Pictures are tough...no matter how many times you look at them, it stings a little bit because you know there is one person missing. I know I'm a complete stranger, but I will pray for you today that your heart will just be filled with peace and love.

The Whalen Family said...

I wish you luck today and hope and pray for strength for your and family, Kristy!