Relaunching my site after the New Year was part of my plan. To take less work and to simplify my life. I planned to only take on a certain number of shoots on certain months on MY time frame. My old site was far more than I needed. Managing all the balls in the air was getting nearly impossible to juggle. It was taking time from my children, husband and other things in my life that were FAR more urgent. I wanted to reduce my job load so that the clients I did have got all my focus while I was working with and for them. I wanted to pack things into a neat and tidy bow so that I could control it all.
Control. That’s a funny thought now. Considering everything is out of control now.
On January 14th while skiing in Michigan with my family, I had a pretty severe accident. While trying to protect my son on a big run, I lost control.
1st pic is before knee cap was reset, 3+ hours after accident
2nd pic 3 minutes after reset
So odd to even type that. I was trying to control the situation so that I could keep him safe and ended up making a decision that has now caused our entire lives to be “interrupted”. At least that’s the best description I have heard for what is going on with us now. We have a major life INTERRUPTION.
Long-planned trips postponed. Short term goals and plans cancelled. Committees, activities, jobs, projects on hold. The life we thought we were going to have for the first part of 2017 has been interrupted. Temporarily.
We’ve lost control. Or more likely, we never were really in control of it to begin with. And though I think we all KNOW we’re not truly in control, I don’t think we really understand what that means until it all spirals out right before our eyes.
I know there are families going through far worse diagnosis, loss and trials than we are. I am reminded of how lucky that I am that this too shall pass. This will heal. I will shoot again. I will walk again. I will travel, plan, stand on 2 feet, hike, ride bikes, swim, paddle board, workout, drive, eat out, go to games, cook dinner, take a shower (don’t worry I can bathe, just not stand), and maybe even ski again.
I will have 2 surgeries in the upcoming months. The surgeon will fix me. The Lord will put me back together.
I will be back. Suni Danielle Photography will be back, but for now please….
…pardon the interruption.
(half the crew before the “interruption”)