On the road to Antigua, Guatemala in 2016.
The volcano in the distance is quiet. There are 37 volcanoes, all but 4 dormant, defining the landscape. It's simply breathtaking.
From my perspective, the creation speaks volumes of the heart of the Creator. He could have made everything gray and flat just as easily. Instead, we have volcanoes that can change a landscape within minutes. We have waterfalls that can swell with rain and carve out new paths. We have storms that can remove trees that have stood for hundreds of years to be replaced with new growth. My Creator is fantastically and whimsically creative.
In the foreground is an abandoned house left in disrepair. An ugly, cement, well cover sits at the edge of the ravine. The work of the Creator is usually scarred by the lesser works of His creation.
Mountaintops, rocky beaches, unspoiled fields of flowers and cascading waterfalls grant me precious moments of reprieve, to sit and commune with my Creator.
Somehow, always nearby, the prints of man bring me back to reality. Man has the audacity to leave his mark announcing that "Kevin loves Trisha" scarred into the skin of a tree or etched into a rock face that has been untouched for thousands of years. Without fail an ugly, green, plastic bottle will catch my eye at the side of a stream where it will sit for 450-1000 years.
What impact am I leaving behind? What legacy will remain? Will it just be plastic trash and arrogant etchings begging people to remember me someday in the future? "I want to leave a legacy,
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to you enough?
To make a mark on things
I want to leave an offering."
- Nicole Nordeman
This week has been a roller coaster of emotions but looking back there was still joy. Valentine’s Day, dance recital, Ford and Finley’s birthdays. Surprise snow and lots of night time routines. #lifeisgood
I finally got the cover photo I wanted for my blog article “The many hats of Rev. Lewis”. If you feel like being encouraged to find your voice in this world, read my blog! Link is in the bio. Behind every portrait is a story. #beinspired
We figured it was high time we said hello. So hello, we're Lexi and Matt! That's us in the picture! We're a #maine#husbandandwife#photographyteam specializing in #wedding and #portraitphotography .
We technically met online (back when meeting online was weird), and after Lexi decided Matt wasn't a weirdo, we met in person. Since we were both attending college at the #universityofmaine we decided to meet on campus. When we first met, we spent so long talking that Lexi unknowingly missed her class and almost missed her second! This was a big deal because Lexi had never missed a class. We had our #firstdate that same weekend. 😍
Special thanks to @katecrabtreephoto for this portrait of us! #lexiandmattphotography#lexilowellphotography