Show a subject in their natural habitat. Their place of work or hobby is a great start. Tell their story with the environment.
For this week’s assignment I had the opportunity to photograph my dad, brother, and husband. They were setting poles and framing up a small building.
My dad has been a carpenter, sheet rocker, painter, and many other things throughout his lifetime. He’s dabbled in just about everything you can think of when it comes to construction and building. He likes to call himself The Jack Of All Trades-Master Of None. 😀
He’s given countless hours of his time to a profession that wasn’t always kind to him in return. He gave part of his life and even parts of his flesh and blood. He sacrificed precious time that he will never get back to be able to provide for his family.
A selfless man…
He has taught my brother and husband a little bit about building things over the years and he’s taught us all A LOT about walking with God.
Building a home and building a life… I think they go hand in hand. Something you can take pride in and look back on – your legacy – what you leave behind. Or more importantly WHO you leave behind.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
I couldn’t have asked for a better Dad. Someone who loves you and takes care of you. Someone who disciplines you and corrects you even when you don’t want it or think you don’t need it. Someone who helps lead you and guide you in all the right directions. And most importantly teaches you about the love of God.
Not just a sayer of the Word, but a doer.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. James1:22-25
One of my greatest hopes is that my children will get to inherit some of their PaPa’s skills and knowledge and that they will get to grow up and see his example in their lives like I got to see him in mine.
That I can continue his example…
his life’s work…
Oh how beautifully this fits my Dad…
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Psalm 128:2
I hope he feels as blessed as I do to have him in my life as I am in his.
Love you guys!