Not All Of Life Is Roses and Rainbows - January 10 On 10 - Documentary Family Photographer In Houston


With the start of the new year, I've decided to set some new goals for myself in my personal life as well as in my business. You know, like most everyone else in the world ;) One of the challenges that I've taken on is being apart of a group of talented photographers who have committed to sharing 10 photos of one day of their daily lives, and we blog these photos for all of you fine people on the 10th of each month. Thus the name, "10 On 10". At the end of each blog you'll find a link to the next photographer in the blog circle, so be sure to check that out before you leave:) On that note, here is what my day looked like just yesterday...

Not All Of Life Is Roses and Rainbows

Yesterday morning, I got the kids up and noticed my little guy was not his usual smiley self. You know when they get "that look." I grabbed the thermometer and found that he was running 101.4 fever! It always breaks my heart when my littles are feeling crummy, and worries my momma heart as to just how sick they are. All of the thoughts of "When do I take him to the doctor? Will this be a several day type of sickness, or will it leave as quickly as it came on." All of the worrisome thoughts that go through each of our minds as mothers and fathers. It's so hard to quiet those fears and concerns in our daily lives, and it's even more difficult when a trial such as sickness or injury comes upon your child. 

We will always have things to fear or worry about, but I have found two very effective things to do to combat those concerns. The first is focusing on the good. All of the good things that happen in our lives deserve so much more attention from us than the negative, trying, and sometimes down right scary things. The other, and most important, is knowing that I can place my full trust in my Heavenly Father and know that He already knows what is going to happen in our lives down to the millisecond, which significantly lifts the burden off of my shoulders as He carries it all for me! He is sovereign over all, and overseas every circumstances, and for that and the comfort in knowing Him, I am truly thankful!

I'm also thankful that yesterday's concerning circumstances didn't last very long as my little Carter's fever broke by the evening and he was completely fine by the time bedtime rolled around. I'm always so happy when my feverish babies wake up drenched in sweat from their afternoon naps. Does that make me weird? Haha

So here are the 10 photos from our not so rosey and rainbow-y day of snuggles, lunch that he hardly touched, story time "read" by his big sis, and the nap time that was exactly what he needed to kick that short-lived bug! I'm so happy to have my fun-loving, smiley, and a little mischievous little monster back to normal today! <3

It was a trying day, especially for my daughter who was a bit neglected... and bored, but I'm so happy that it ended on a happy note! I'm going to bend the rules a tiny bit and add one smiling photo of Carter from today because, well... he has a great smile!! 


So while most days are not all roses and rainbows, I'm happy that yesterday at least ended that way! Thanks for stopping by to take a look at our day, and don't forget to head over to the lovely, and talented Erika Kao's blog to see what part of her day she documented. Until next time...

Keep it real,
Nikki G.

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