I have few regrets… I just don’t get hung up on “what could have been” or “what I should have done”. It’s just not worth it and I just do the very best that I can do. Always. I give credit to that freedom to my deep faith in God and knowing His plans are way bigger then mine. That being said, I had one VERY big hangup and looking back, my own insecurities robbed me and my entire family of something very precious…Memories. Pictures! I am a photographer. I KNOW lots of AMAZING photographers and yet as I take stock of my last 10 years in pictures, there are very few with me in them. I was 40 pounds overweight, I looked tired, you name it, I had an excuse. Yet, as I look at my walls, some of my very favorite pictures(and certainly my boys’ favorites are the ones where the ENTIRE family is present. I didn’t have a ton of pictures taken of our family when my boys were infants and toddlers. Sure, I have tons of them but not with their momma. I am trying to rectify that now. Still…. I missed an opportunity and I do regret it. My point to this post is simple. Don’t wait. Don’t wait until your hair has been cut and colored. Don’t wait until you shed those last 10 pounds, and don’t wait for the professional to take the pictures! Tomorrow simply isn’t promised to us. And even when we are lucky enough to receive all of those tomorrows… those babies are growing. And one day, you will wake up and your sweet little boy (or girl!) is 10. This post is to all of those brave mommies (and daddies). You rock! And you are BEAUTIFUL!