Since the day I have started my business, I have prayed for opportunities opportunities to bless others, to capture the joy that they know makes up their stories and set it in front of their face to remember in the moments that aren't as joyful ; ). Opportunities to give, to surprise, to reveal. But, I've also prayed for bigger opportunities. Opportunities that don't necessarily bring me gain, but bring a reward all the same. Opportunities that touch my community, and the next generation.
And, I'm so blessed with the ways that I've been able to start doing this.
Our schools ROCK!!! My boys love their friends, teachers, and everything about their school lives. But, there would be one part that was missing if it wasn't for a very special foundation. The Orcutt Children's Arts Foundation opens up so many creative learning chances for my boys and the schools of our district that would be blatantly absent with out their generosity.
So, it may not be big, but I'm going to get behind that!!! ; )
Last year was their inaugural Street Painting & Arts Festival, which I loved bringing my camera to. Color, art, sun, music. . . . I'm a happy woman! I'm totally looking forward to this year's event. Mark your calendars.
OCAF recently had their annual fund-raising Gala, so I was able to be a part by making up a little video that I'm pretty proud of : ) (While I will always remain a photography-lover, you know, capturing that one, single, beautiful moment, I can't wait to upgrade someday just so I can actually bring the live, moving moments in my head to life, too!!!)
It might not be what I see in my head, and it may be small, but I'm beyond blessed to be able to give to something so much a part of my own heart!!!