Dear Time: NJ Family Photographer

Dear Time: NJ Family Photographer

I have often spoken about how Little Love Stories is my dream come true. I am constantly amazed that I get to be a photographer and filmmaker. It isn’t that I haven’t earned it, I have, it’s more that I am grossly aware that most people do not get to make a living doing the very thing that brings them the most pleasure.

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When my kids grow up I have a zillion things I want them to know- but first is this, Time is a thief.  The life you live will be defined by time. Sometimes it will feel like you have forever, and other times ( most of the time) there will never be enough time.

 

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Though you can’t control the passing of time, you can dictate how you spend it and with whom you spend it- so please Darlings, do not waste it.

 

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I have been very fortunate in my life. My battle with Time started the minute I gave birth to Gracen.  Suddenly Time became my worst enemy- stealing her babyhood and forcing me to live in the moment just long enough to realize the moments will keep passing by. I recall in the beginning googling every passing phase- to see when it would end. When will she sleep? When will she roll over? When will she talk, walk, or run? I didn’t know then, what I can not forget now- the answer is, in her own time.

 

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And in time, Time brought his friends to me one by one. Time brought over, patience and understanding. Time brought me, maturity and growth. Time brought me , reflection and healing too. And then, when Time realized I couldn’t do it all on my own, he brought me friends to see me through.  Friends who I could never live without. Friends who make the time in between the good and the bad, easier.

 

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During this time of the year, I watch Time move more slowly. I think that’s a good thing for all of us, but it’s certainly what’s best for my Mama heart. These little people of mine are growing up faster than I am ready for. Time knows, I’ll never be ready  to move forward, but I do adore watching them grow.

 

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I hope to make my peace with Time someday. I can tell you now, when my time here is over, I will always be left thinking, I needed more time but it won’t be spent on old  regrets- I have none of those now.

 

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For whatever it’s worth to you, all my time has been spent loving each of you. And to be quite honest, I’d like this time  to never end.

 

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