I have not blogged in a long time. I have been going through so many personal struggles that I can’t seem to find that outlet anymore that I once loved about photography. I had hit what most would call an artist block, amongst many other elements surrounding our lives effecting my ability to work at a fast pace. However, when my old friend called me to do photos of their newest addition. I was relieved because I knew that I would be happy and surrounding myself with positive people that want what is best for me. I don’t even know what that is sometimes but none the less I am revisiting my neglected blog.
Umar has always been my homie. We learned how to bartend together, we mixed up thousands of adult beverages behind one of my favorite bars that I have worked, The Biltmore. I mean I can’t even begin to tell you how many life long friends I met there 15 years ago. I wasn’t even able to drink when I started I was the ripe age of 20 and I was soooooo nervous my first day. It was a lunch shift and Umar was training me. It was all over after that. And now 15 years later we have families and careers, we support each other and still remain friends to this day. So when Kamal was born I was closely watching facebook for updates. My other friend and I (who also worked at the Biltmore) were in Maine for our friends wedding (who also worked at the Biltmore) but we knew Umar and his wife Madonna were going through a difficult time, quite frankly the scariest time of their lives. I knew that if it was Umar and Madonna’s child he was gonna be out of the NICU in no time. He was in there for awhile but he is clearly out now. And doing better then ever. I could not be more happy for my great friend and his adorable new family. Thank you all so much. I can’t wait to watch Kamal grow up. He is gonna be such a cool kid.
Love and hugs!