Monday, May 17, 2010

winner.
















her name is sarah.
she is the one i chose to win a photo shoot with me.
but
this
story
is
not
over.

i read all the comments many many many times.
there are many reasons why this one stood out to me.
maybe because she is a mommy.
maybe because she is pregnant.
maybe it was because of things she didn't say.
it was very simple.
and sweet.

i began my email to becky higgins to let her know the winner's name.
i was just about to push send
and
i
thought
maybe i should pick a name out of a hat.
or
write numbers from 1-18 [there were actually 19 comments but one was a complaint that i'm guessing should have gone to becky]
and then pick them out of a hat.

i decided to write the numbers.
i prayed before picking....
"Lord, you know who I am picking, and I would love to know that you back me on this one."
swished the numbers around really good.
picked up my tiny little piece of crumpled up paper.
slowly opened it
and reading the number 3
truly
took
my
breath
away.
it was clear.
she is the winner.
and even more so
i
am
too.

thank you Lord for making things abundantly clear.

[needless to say i quickly pressed send on my email to becky]

happy monday.
alicia

3 comments:

Gem said...
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Gem said...

Hi Alicia,
This is great! This family is lucky to get you. You always take such great pictures of your family. And i am sure you will do the same with this family.
Love,
Gemma

Shannon said...

YEAH!!! So exciting! can't wait to hear all the details!! Miss you!