For our Christmas pictures this year I wanted a more natural and relaxed look. Also, I found this dress at Free People (here) and I fell in love with the color. We used to plan our pictures around the obvious Christmas palette of red and green with the girls in big goofy dresses. I always felt those pictures ended up only being used on our Christmas cards. Our pictures came out so good this year I am definitely framing them and they will be on my gallery wall in my living room.
I was excited to share our Christmas pictures with you all but I also wanted to share my heart a bit. Christmas can be a very lonely time for a lot of people. I just wanted to be an encouragement today and remind you that God promises He will always be with you. He has walked me through some of the darkest days and I know first-hand how real His faithfulness is. As fun as the holidays are it's easy to forget we are truly celebrating the birth of a Savior....a Rescuer. Jesus came to heal our pain and fill our emptiness. I pray today you feel God's presence and that hope begins to rise in your heart again. If you ever need someone to pray for you feel free to drop a comment below. I read every one of them and even if you just put your name or something general I will for sure be praying for you. You aren't alone today.
Isaiah 9:6 (The Message) "For a child has been born—for us!
the gift of a son—for us!
He’ll take over
the running of the world.
His names will be: Amazing Counselor,
Prince of Wholeness.
His ruling authority will grow,
and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.
He’ll rule from the historic David throne
over that promised kingdom.
He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing
and keep it going
With fair dealing and right living,
beginning now and lasting always.
The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies
will do all this."
Pictures by: Andi Mejia
Merry Christmas!!! Love~ The Smith Family