This is a story from about 10 years ago.
I was on a photo shoot, wrapping up a two-day project with my team. We were in Elko, NV, photographing for a company that specialized in medical transportation via planes and helicopters. As we were packing up our gear and talking with the EMT's, we mentioned that we were going to head over to the Ruby mountain range for a bit just for fun on our way home. Then one of the pilots said, 'Well, do you want to fly over there?' Yes! Who would say no to that?
We hopped in the helicopter and took off towards the Ruby mountains. It was the perfect fall morning and everything was beautiful. The sky was a deep blue with wispy clouds, the fall leaves were changing, and the pilot made it even more exciting for us by weaving in and out of the canyon past rocks and cliffs that were inaccessible by foot. I even remember looking out at one point and there was a small herd of mountain goats climbing up some rocks below us.
I was totally happy, excited, and in awe. I never thought that I would be able to have experiences like this.
As we were flying over the first mountain peak I distinctly remember these thoughts came into my mind; 'I know things have been hard and I'm sorry. Please enjoy this.'
The previous year my mother had been diagnosed with cancer and a few months after that my sweet grandmother passed away. I desperately wanted to go to grad school but I felt like the timing was all wrong. So yes, things hadn't been easy.
But in that moment flying over the mountains, I felt like God still cared about me. I felt that this whole experience, flying over the mountains and getting the view of a lifetime, was something that was personally catered to me, even if in reality it wasn't. Deep down I knew that somehow things would get better.
I'm pretty sure that all of the great experiences that I have had came because God cared about me. In a world full of billions of people, I'm pretty much an insignificant nobody. But I do believe that there is a God who cares about the details of our lives, even to the extent that He will apologize and make up the difference for all of the hard things that we go through.
If you had told me at that moment 10 years ago what would come in the next 10 years, I would have probably said something like, 'That's impossible, there is no way'. No way that I would have my own family, no way that I would be able to meet so many talented, amazing people over the years, and no way that I would be able to have a profession where I could learn and grow so much.
But God can do impossible things.
Oh Hey! it's me, Amy
These are stories about my art, experiences I've had in my career, and some other fun stuff too. I will probably overshare, sometimes I can't help it. Enjoy!