25 years. Each year a precious gift from my loving God. I sit here at my computer, in tears as I reflect on my life thus far. The blessings in my life are too many to count.
You see, I have a personality that is always looking ahead. I’m always thinking, “what can I accomplish next, what goal can I go after now?” So when I actually take the time to reflect, I absolutely cannot believe this life that I get to live. And when I remember that, my heart is no longer restless, looking ahead to the next thing, but it is at peace knowing that with each year I’m given, no matter what it may hold…my rest and satisfaction is found in Him. For this I am grateful.
“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”
So today, as I’m reflecting on these 25 years, I’m simply taking the time to be grateful. I’m truly thankful for all the people who have believed in me over the years…all the talented artists that I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with, the friends I’ve made along the way, and the people who have taught me invaluable things in my career path. To my close friends and family, you know who you are…I love you to pieces and my heart is full because you are in my life.
But most of all, the best thing in my life is getting to live each day with my amazing husband, Michael. Life is completely beautiful with him by my side. He inspires me, supports me, and loves me with each breath. I adore him. Today he sent me this beautiful song he wrote for me. I don’t usually publicly share the songs he writes me, but I really wanted to post this one because it is so special and I felt that others would be blessed by it, too.
I love these guys. They have totally transformed the traditional design of the modern yoga mat. Check out their amazing products here. Can’t wait to model for them again this spring!
Here are two new spots that I’m in. One for Lacie, and the other for The Growler Guys. Fun stuff. Looking back on completed work gets me excited for the year to come.
Happy New Year, everyone!
This was a job I did for an amazing Portland based designer, Anna Marie Cooper, who owns Minxshop.
Photographer: Robert Hamilton
Makeup/Hair: Kassandra Sommerville
Assist: Mesa Lange