A few years ago I decided to step away from the cheerleading and coaching world that I had known for the majority of my life. It was a decision that was hard because I felt that I was partly giving up my passion. But, I prayed...and prayed a lot that I could find passion with something that wouldn't take me away from my family every night of the week like cheerleading did.
Photography was the answer to that prayer. It blossomed from just a hobby to something I truly love doing. I cherish the families and friends I've met and I adore seeing the memories I've captured hung on their walls, displayed at their work desk, mailed on cards, and shared online. It really makes me smile - like a big, ear-to-ear smile!
In addition to photography, I've always worked either full time or part time. While I love the company I work for and the co-workers there that have become more like family, I've still prayed for more time at home. My prayers for the opportunity to stay at home with my kiddos has been very strong since we just recently welcomed baby #2 in September. I longed for time with them to watch them grow, to be there when they wake up from naps, for more snuggles, and more playtime.
Again, God answered that prayer with photography. I'm incredibly thankful to say that starting now, I will no longer work that full time or part time job. I've been blessed with the opportunity to turn this passion into my work and with that comes the ability to stay at home with my boys.
If you would have asked me five years ago if I ever thought I would be staying at home with two boys and running a photography business that allowed me the freedom to make my own schedule, I would have laughed and completely doubted that would ever happen. But, that's why when you pray you need to expect the unexpected.
I know it won't all be easy and I know that I'll not only be here for all the good days but also all of the bad days - the temper-tantrums, the spills, the messes, and everything in between those. But, God placed an amazing support system in my life and I cherish each of them.
This is my reminder that God does listen - he listens to our hearts, to our fears, to our dreams, and He gives us only what we need. I never would have guessed this would be my path. Four years ago I was lost and looking for an outlet to be passionate about. But, He knew. And boy am I thankful.
So here is to a new chapter with my life, with my family, and with Eva Higgins Photography. I'm excited to share this new chapter with you and to see where God takes it!