Uh Oh…

Digging-2So, I may or may not have left my beautiful DSLR outside, overnight, in the pouring rain…

It may or may not be in the shop as we speak with camera techs doing their best to resuscitate it…

Say a little prayer, will ya? I know there are way more important things to pray for, but this one possession really does bring me an awful lot of joy.

I also have two photography courses soon.

My awesome sister arranged a two-day, hiking, landscape photography class by Randal Hodges for me at the beginning of June (plus Andy and I get a night away over our anniversary weekend! Woohoo!).

I’ve also signed up for a “Snaphot” course with blogger Ashley Ann for three weeks starting mid-June.  She takes great photos of her kids, which is pretty much what I do all day (though, I’m still working on the “great” part).

And that is, honestly, why I am the most mad at myself. Disappointed even. I’m not capturing moments with my kids. Sure, I know, I’m experiencing these moments, and I’m doing my darndest to absorb and file them away in my brain. But here’s the thing: I’m pretty sure my brain is full. Or my memory is broken. Or something.

For me, a photo is like a recall button. I can look at it and I’m instantly back in that moment, reliving it. I also notice details that get lost in the every day getup-eat-play-eat-sleep-play-eat-go-to-bed crazy rush that is our life. How blue Mo’s eyes are, or how goofy Lu’s smile is. I truly see how my girls have changed when I compare them to a photo I took a month ago.

Photos are mini time capsules.

I’d like to keep making them.

So, Lord, (and I’m not even being a little bit sarcastic here) if it is your will, please, please, please let the camera be save-able. I can’t promise that I won’t leave it outside again… my life is full of distraction. But I can promise that I will keep using it for Your good. For preserving moments and memories. For documenting Your beautiful creations that You have entrusted to me. Amen.

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Here’s some recent images off the SD card, which (Thank Heaven) was not wet.

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6 Responses to Uh Oh…

  1. Margaret says:

    Your camera is no more difficult for Him (and He adores you completely) than directing the universe, and it can’t put Him over the edge or make Him cranky even a tiny bit to be asked – so I am joyfully asking! Cast ALL your cares on Him! This is a care. He also brings the most amazing things out of the weak, foolish, & despised because: God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God [1Cor 1:27]. He also uses it ALL for His glory and our good, though we might not see it yet. Promised. I look forward to how He answers – in the long run. I also loved how you captured what a picture means to you. It brought joy, regret for not enough pictures (though I do still lug around probably 40 undeveloped rolls, but hey – life gets busy and there were no digital cameras), and a desire to capture more of life (digitally). The quality will be be compromised, but the memories will be intact.
    Did you see that E&A are moving back to Abq and will stay with us while house-hunting? Dbr moved in yesterday to save $ to move back to Boulder. Kodak moments! How’s that for obsolete?

    • Caitlin says:

      The camera is repairable! TYJ! And you’re absolutely right. There is no fear in going to Him for even the smallest of needs 🙂
      You should probably work on that film…there aren’t too many places that still develop it!
      We are all happy that A and E are heading back to NM, but probably not as happy as you :o)

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