about gifts and love and photographs

God knows you pretty well. He made you after all. He knows what makes you feel loved. what i think is really cool, is that He KNOWS HOW to love you well. the thing is, are you paying attention to notice His love?

let me back up.

a few weeks ago, i won a free mini-session with a photographer in New Jersey. i was amazed. astonished. i never win anything! it was just luck that my name was picked out of the hat… or was it?

see, the thing is we have been DYING {ok not literally…i’ve just been lamenting for a while lol} for some professional photographs since Sophia was born. o, how i wanted beautiful newborn pics! but time passed, and kept passing and we kept not getting photographs taken… and we just couldn’t ever justify spending that kind of money on it! we kept saying, maybe in a few months, maybe this summer, maybe for our anniversary…there really, wasn’t any way we were going to be able to do it.

then, we won it.

it was free.

and i was astonished. i actually started crying because as i was sitting there looking at the little message saying that my name was chosen, i heard a little voice saying, “I love you.”

see, God knows me. He knows my love language. He KNOWS that one of the ways to really show me love is to surprise me with a gift because it shows me that you were thinking of me when i wasn’t around. {trust me, i’ve struggled with feeling insecure about how selfish that sounds…but it really is a huge love language for me!} well, that day He showed me that He knows that, He CREATED ME THAT WAY and He wanted to SHOW ME HIS LOVE for me with this gift.

i was floored. and i’ve been thinking about it for days.

God created me just the way i am and so HE knows that when i get a surprise i feel tremendously loved. You guys. i’ve been FLOORED by God’s love. it is SO BIG. and He just longs for me to know it, to understand His love for me, to see it and give Him ALL the glory.

and He LONGS for YOU to know it too!! He LOVES you with a love that is so much bigger than you can comprehend!

see, i could just chalk up my free photographs to luck. but guys, i don’t believe in luck. i believe in a big God who loves so much bigger than we could. i believe in a God who created the sunset last night to show you His beauty. who created rainbows to remind you He keeps promises. who creates people to love and desires those people to love Him back, to notice Him and His gifts.

May you notice Gods gifts today…big or small and may they remind you of Him and His love.

Ephesians 3:14-19

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God


Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble and He delivered them from their distress. He led them by the straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

xoxo-kimberly renee

One Response to about gifts and love and photographs

  1. Teresa October 26, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    How exciting and wonderful to get these photos, and I so love that it means so much more than a lucky draw to you. Also, you musn’t worry about missed opportunities before this. You do have stunning newborn photos and darling growing-so-fast photos, all through your artistic lens. 🙂

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