Many HandsPosted by Lynette on March 21, 2012 at 11:37am
Its Wednesday and I hadn’t even given a thought to writing my usual Monday blog. With Megan out of town and Lew not feeling well things were just on a different pace I guess. We did book a new family yesterday that Randell is working with today at Seattle Children’s and we have had 3 requests for updated photos and are working on getting those booked. Instead of writing I have been cutting paper and assembling projects for next Tuesday as we heard last Friday that we can have maybe as many as 12 students from Eastside Catholic High School come to work with us next week. I am so thankful and excited because if we can get enough things really organized we can accomplish a lot. We are planning on making new beautiful labels for some of the gifts for our families, hopefully we can create enough thank you cards for this year, cut up all the mat board we need to make the trifolds at the upcoming album making party. Since each item we send out is hand created sending a message of caring not only to our families but to our supporters and volunteers it takes a lot of effort to make that possible so we are very grateful for this help from students.
I am sharing today a tiny baby named, Mark who was photographed by Jodi. You will see this beautiful boy in our gallery soon.
A trip up California is booked for me for next week to go visit our daughter McKenzie. I am so excited to go to her class and hopefully observe a day at her culinary arts program. I dream of sun and maybe a lobster prepared by this budding chef of ours. Its delightful to have our younger daughter Lew working here at Soul a couple of days a week, but also sweet to have McKenzie’s support. When I told her recently that I was heading the Children’s for a new family recently her tone of voice as she said, “I’m sorry mom” was so perfect, not sorry that I have to go but sorry for the loss the family was facing. I have good support and hope that the other photographers feel the same from me.
It was hard last week as we lost that baby, a Soul mom, one of my client’s mother and one of the photographer’s step dad.
I am trying to load a very cool testimonial video by Charlotte’s dad, Paul and I am frustrated with my lack of understanding as to how to avoid frustration when things won’t just pop up on facebook when I want them too. We are delighted with our little videos and are excited to share more as we think they are just raw and real feelings giving us an insight into the value of the photos of Soulumination.
I head to the cabin tomorrow for some long days of creating. I will go to see my dad tomorrow before heading to South Sound as he has just been moved from Rehab to Assisted Living, we are all excited as he seems to really like his new place. He was especially pleased to arrive to see the portrait of his favorite work horse, Maudie already up on his wall. Another testiment to the fact that visual legacy is so gratifying. Dad has been busy promoting Soul to his artificial limb helper. I was so surprised to get a call from this medial worker that dad is so proud of Soul that the man actually visited our website and might sometime have children to refer to us.
Its only a few weeks until I travel to Florida for the NTSAD Family Conference, it seems there may be as many as 25 families to work with there, so I am eternally grateful to The Roberts family, great clients and friends of mine for providing the miles to cover my airline ticket.
Life is good, the sun is out, in love and peace, Lynette
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