05 May 2008

Labor of Love


For the last 8 years I have had the opportunity to photograph the Weber/Davis VIP soccer league. It has become a Labor of Love for me. I love to donate my time and photos to some of the most awesome kids in the world. The group consists of 45 kids ranging from age 4 to 25. My payment comes in lots of hugs and smiles while I photograph and watch these kids get the opportunity to play soccer. I learned a great lesson this week. Early in the week I lost 2 major bids that I have had for the past 3 years. I was devastated. The total loss of business was over $300,000. My week was terrible and my mood was worst. When I stepped out on the field with the kids and saw their smiling faces I forgot about all of my worries. These kids loved me just as much as Kel and Ari do. Life is far to short to worry about the world. It is amazing to me how the Lord continues to humble a person when they need it the most.

2 comments:

KDAY said...

Great story. An even better example of a good attitude. Sounds like your head is in the right place.

B said...

I think you are a very special person. You show love in so many ways and this is one of the best and the Lord will bless you. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. You are a great man.