Proof of Life

Well.  Today marks the beginning of a new series here at my little blog.  I got it all spiffed up for ya.

“Proof of Life” is a photography series chronicling the little (& big) things that I see as a mom of young children that other people might not see every day.  They are usually funny, sometimes poignant.  They are scenes that, upon encountering them, I might freak out and pull my hair due to the inconvenience to my control of my little world.  But they are Proof of Life.  Proof that where there once were no children, there are now five healthy, strong, funny, sometimes exasperating but always lovable children.

The title is inspired by Caedmon’s Call’s song “Sacred,” in which is found the lyric:

this house is a good mess
it’s the proof of life
no way would I trade jobs
but it don’t pay overtime…
Could it be that everything is sacred?

I find that if I take the time to slow down and take a picture, I’m more likely to give thanks for the little scene and the person behind it.
So here is your inaugural Proof of Life picture.  I’ll keep the captions short…no story.  Just see it for what it is.
Golf ball dipped in salsa on kitchen counter

10 Responses to “Proof of Life”

  1. Beth

    Love it, Kelly. When we open our eyes (and put our cameras to use!) how often we see things that we didn't before. So much to be thankful for in the messes of life.


  2. Josh and Dana

    I find that taking a picture helps me see the most impt things too. Love this idea. LOVE that song. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with. 😉


  3. Amber Benton

    What a great idea! And your idea is pretty good, too Kelly. But seriously, I think you need a button for this series so everyone can join in.


  4. Kelly

    OK…next Monday I'll make it a "carnival" so everybody who wants to can link up. How does that sound?


  5. Rachael Starke

    Scotty and Lisa,I had the same thought! In a house with four boys, that seems like a logical thought, not necessarily a bad one. :)What a great idea! I remember reading something about an empty-nester mom longing for the days of fingerprint-smudged everything….in my house, there'd be pictures for days. 🙂


  6. Heather

    I have been inspired by you and started doing the proof of life pics too. How do I link up with you?


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