Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Superthoughts: Love Naively...

Hey everybody!

I can think of no better way to end Meg and Carter's wedding posts than with a Sunday Superthought discussing the philosophy of Art Feeds, and of Meg... its founder.
Carter Hulsey and Meg Bourne vintage circus themed wedding images


The troops at Art Feeds really do embody this mentality.  They don't just say it, they live it. Loving naively is my favorite part of this slogan, because it's telling us to love like God wants us to love.  There's no hidden agenda, there's no preconception or judgement, there's just love. Plain and simple (and perfect) love.  When you watch Art Feeds penetrate the school classrooms on a daily basis, this is the type of love they bring in, and this is why the kids are so ready to open up.  After the Joplin tornado, the need for Art Feeds grew exponentially, and volunteers came from everywhere to join the mission to bring simple and perfect love to the hurting children of Joplin.

Giving Generously is easily the hardest thing to do in today's world.  We have busy lives.  We have bills.  We have needs that we are striving hard to meet on a personal level.  However, that is why it's a sacrifice. If it were easy, and took no discipline, everybody would give generously.  What amazes me so much about Meg and the Art Feeds team is that there is no end to the sacrifice they are constantly making... and Meg is about the busiest person I know! We all could learn a lot from her giving heart - no matter how much we already give (time, money, or talent) ... we could do more. We should do more.

I've traveled to Ghana with Meg and the gang, so I've seen with my very own eyes the depth of their compassion.  To see the sweet little African boys and girls running up to them screaming with excitement would soften even the toughest of nails. To get vaccines, fly across the globe, endure some truly scary situations so they can help rescue sweet little ones, and give them a means to open up and express their inner feelings in new, constructive, positive ways... it's beautiful to witness.  Of course, Meg is a beautiful soul.

We could all learn a lot about how to live our lives from the Art Feeds slogan, and from Meg.  Thank you Meg, for not only what you do on a daily basis, but for being a true role model for my 8-year-old daughter (who ADORES you)!

And now, to finish out Meg's posts on the blog, here are a few more of my favorite wedding portraits from her wedding.

One of my very very very favorite images from the entire day... {gorgeousness...}
Carter Hulsey and Meg Bourne vintage circus themed wedding images


Yeah... there was a LOT of this... which I adored.
Carter Hulsey and Meg Bourne vintage circus themed wedding images


Oh, hello Benny Backlight! Nice to see you again.  And nice dip, Mr. Carter Hulsey.
Carter Hulsey and Meg Bourne vintage circus themed wedding images



Carter Hulsey and Meg Bourne vintage circus themed wedding images


Carter might hate me for this picture, but it's priceless to me. Sorry for making you run in an alley, Carter, but look how happy your bride is!
Carter Hulsey and Meg Bourne vintage circus themed wedding images


Meg and Carter... Mere, Ellie, and I LOVE you!

Talk to you soon,
Dale

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