As a child, I use to hate leaving my grandparents house because there, I use to have the GREATEST times!Â But I knew it was over when granddad would say, “All good things must come to an end…”
What I wouldnâ€™t do to hear him say that one more timeâ€¦
Some people are blessed with talents and photography is a talent that God has blessed me with.Â I asked God to show me how to use this talent to bless Him and to make a long story short, Project 50/50 was born!Â This project is where I took 50 photographs over 50 days of 50 different people allowing them to tell their stories in 50 words or less with a 50mm lens.Â If you were not aware, shame on me!Â
I started this project on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 and got 10 entries in and was ready to QUIT!Â Doing true journalism at my best for 50 days was no walk in the park!!!Â There were always distractions and easy-outsâ€¦ but I wanted to be obedient to God and faithfully finish this project.Â Death hit my family three times in a two-week span… Work was demandingâ€¦ and I felt that family was being neglected.Â So what do you do when all around you seems to crumble?Â You just standâ€¦ and wait on God!Â He always showed up!Â Reading your responses to the posts gave me confirmation that I was doing the right thing!Â Your responses, phone calls, emails and txt messages got me through…
Iâ€™ve met so many new friends on this journey!Â Not just those who were on the other side of the camera but I met avid readers and bloggers from small town USA to Italy!Â Who knew that people would be reading my blogs while sippinâ€™ tea in Italy?Â Not me!
Doors have opened;Â Blessings have come abundantly;Â All because I was being obedient!Â All because I faithfully gave you, the people, a pedestal to tell your story!Â He’s an Awesome God!
While at my great aunt Lucyâ€™s funeral, my eyes were opened as to Matthew 25:23. Â It was there that I got confirmation about this project.Â I too want to hear God say, â€œWell done thy good and faithful servant!Â Youâ€™ve been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!â€
My reward will be dependent on faithfulnessâ€¦ not greatness.