Occasionally I wonder what it is I will remember from this time in our lives. Things go by at such a rapid pace & we are so busy making memories, aka surviving, that we rarely have time to reflect. I find myself saying, “Joy, what was it that Knox said yesterday that made me laugh so much I cried?” Or, “Remind me again, what day of the week is it?” Ha! If you’ve ever been a parent you can relate. I guess that’s why photography is so important. Almost instantly after viewing a photo from your past, stories & memories come to mind that bring a nostalgic feeling. It takes you back where once again you remember that season of life… it’s a beautiful thing.
Meet the Pinkners: Greg, Jennifer, Jack & Bailey (the dog). There is so much I could say about this incredible family. I’ve known Jennifer since my childhood & have really fun memories of her at church camp & events. Plus, her mom was my music teacher in elementary school… those were the days. Without a doubt, I could easily say that Jennifer was such a great example & godly influence on us all! And still is… check out her blog here! She married a Texan by the name of Greg. Greg happens to be one of the most gifted communicators I’ve heard & through his teaching is making an profound impact about students locally & abroad. He is a teaching pastor at Fellowship Church in Knoxville & when I was in grad school I would listen to his podcasts faithfully. I can’t overestimate how much the Lord used that in my life.
After years of wanting to have children, Greg & Jennifer were blessed with John Benjamin Pinkner, aka Jack… love that name! Jack is around 8 months old & is a big little guy. He was such a pleasure to meet & I had such a great time with Greg & Jennifer. This is their season of life & it’s beautiful. Here’s a sneak peek.
Story time. I loved Greg’s editorial commentary he added as he read.
Bailey was eager to get involved.
Action shot… yes, that’s Bailey’s tongue sprinting in for a kiss on Jack.
Jack & his buddy, Aslan.
As of late, Jack has been quite fascinated with mirrors.
Love this look on his face.
I’m not sure what he was thinking but I like that look!
Congrats my friends. It was such a pleasure to spend time with you guys. Can’t wait to see you again soon!