From Death to Life | Roseburg Oregon Photography | Frosland Photography

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I often wonder what she felt back then.
Simply living, as life would have it,
until they seized it.
Unrelenting, chained her freedom and broke it.
As she lost all she knew with a merciless taking,
abandoned and crippled,
empty of all but the aching.
Then left on her own to gather the ruin.

Could she grasp reality, was there an ounce of solidity?
I wonder if she cursed God.
Or if the chasm was too deep.
I imagine that everything meant nothing in that moment.
That yesterdays cares paled to gray and then disappeared.

I think about how she must have felt as she picked herself up.
Dirty knees, trying to breathe, as she carried herself home.
But the way that that she moves, and how God formed her differently,
though master crafted beautifully.
They just don’t see it, but I do,
and I step into her shoes as her torment becomes mine.
She drags herself home, where she doesn’t feel at home,
and pretends that today was just like every other day.
As the sun darkens and flowers fade.
Because all is vanity, said King Solomon, and now I get why he said it.

And then, when she felt the flutter.
That brief one there, in the middle, where a heart can’t beat on it’s own.
I wonder if she wept, in the face of uncertainty,
both morally and spiritually.
I think I would have.
So she hid it away, concealed him tight because beneath the wounds she loved him.
She was his mother, even if he wasn’t made by her choice.

And when she saw him, eyes meeting eyes, souls laid bare,
as she felt God’s favor and smiled with understanding.
And maybe it was then that she knew, that only in darkness can we truly see light,
as light is the victor, because light is Christ.
And Christ is the conqueror.

Our paths crossed, some years later.
And I saw he was special, even before I knew why.
I could see in the way he held tight his mama’s hand,
the way he soft spoke of wanting to become a man and care for her proper.
The way he loved, the way Jesus loves.
Through the ugly tearing of humanity, shredding of innocence,
came death and then life.

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
-Psalm 34:17-18


Happy 60th Mom! | Frosland Photography | Oregon Lifestyle Photographers

This woman inspires me. She is strong, and beautiful, and I am proud to call her my Mom.

Oh, and you’d never guess, but today she turns 60!! Happy Birthday Mom, you’re a rockstar!

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

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Nathaniel & Ashley | Oregon Lifestyle Photographers | Frosland Photography

SHE was a single mother with a heart of gold.
HE was a bartender with a beard of majesty.

These two were in love I tell ya.
Like REALLY in love.
I couldn’t help but smile throughout this session.

…and she says…

“My Mr. and I will have been together for a year in February and we are only just getting started. He is everything I thought I’d never find, and yet he exists… and is in MY arms no less. If I were any luckier I’d burst. He’s the most wonderful father to my daughter. He is my one true love. My soul’s perfect mate.”

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Kyle & Tara | Frosland Photography| Oregon Lifestyle Photographers

You know those couples that are the absolute essence of adorable?
Those heart melting lovebirds that live like every moment is amazing and are so in love, it’s visible?

Well, that is Kyle and Tara.
She is a Kindergarten teacher and he works in a skate shop.
They spend all their free time outdoors.
I mean really,
it’s like the perfect plot to that indie romance film we all want to see.

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