Yesterday we returned from our memorable and relaxing family vacation in Hawaii. This morning Natalia and I find ourselves stranded in the Long Beach Airport, awaiting our departure to Park City, Utah! From the tropics to the snow-capped mountains - what a difference a day makes! There is no way I’d be able to do this all alone. Along-side me, from day 1, has been my beautiful wife. She has been such an amazing contributor to not only our Photography business, but to our family, to our marriage, and to our lives. I am so blessed.
Today’s Blog post is dedicated to her.
As I type this entry, Natalia is beside me – sleeping:) Our flight got delayed a few hours, so she is catching up on much needed rest. On top of being the world’s greatest mother, Natalia manages to be the world’s greatest encourager. She is never slow in praying for someone when asked, being the shoulder to cry on, with ears that are quick to listen and understand. Two and a half years after marrying her, I am more in love with her now than ever before. She always seems to have the right things to say, and backing it up with the word of God. Natalia is also one funny girl! Not many people get to see her silly side, but she is hilarious. She loves to laugh and makes me laugh in the process – A LOT.
She keeps me grounded. When I want to conquer the world, Natalia reminds me that simplicity is best. That we don’t need it ALL, we just need each other – and that really is our world. Saylah loves her mother. Natalia is a natural with our daughter – from day 1, Natalia has never slept 1 full night. She is always quick to comfort, to cuddle, and to be there when Saylah needs her most. She puts all of our needs first, and rarely thinks of herself. She is the exact representation of a Proverbs 31 woman of God.
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.” Proverbs 31:10-11
“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:28-30
Natalia is my rare ruby and I can go on and on about how incredible she is to everyone she encouters. During our last day in Hawaii, I was privileged to take a few snapshots of my beautiful wife. The last time I took photos of Natalia was last year in Italy, so I was so excited to be able to do so again. I love capturing Natalia because she has the best, genuine smile. She rarely likes to be in front of the camera, but I keep telling her that’s where she belongs!! I am blessed by her life, and I am excited to show her off to the rest of the world. Not only is she incredibly beautiful on the inside, but her beauty also radiates outwardly.
Natalia, I love you! Thank you for putting up with our crazy schedule and handling everything so well. You are AMAZING. I love you.
"Life without you is incomplete like setting sail
without a sea. There's no life without you."