Five years ago I met a sweet sweet lady and a few other women through my blog. That year at our annual Homeschool Convention, I met her and a few of the other ladies! We have been friends ever since! And while we only get to see each other once a year, we have a very special connection!
This Summer, we had the pleasure of hosting them in our home for a few hours! And it was so lovely! Like I have shared more times than I can remember, last year was the hardest year of my life! And during this time of hardship, I have learned one thing! The little things in life are the most important! The most amazing! And the most healing!
Our children had actually never met, so it was sweet to see all eleven of them playing together!
Last year I purposed to get back to the way I used to keep record of all the little things in our lives. The simple joys that we so often take for granted! It's not that I ever totally stopped. Rather, I kind of unknowingly, let the passion slip do a level I was not comfortable with. So I wanted to capture pictures of the parents! :) I don't know which was funnier…her husbands many poses…or the fact that I was laughing so hard they all came out a little blurrier than I would have liked :)
And what a beautiful sight to see all of these kids! God is soooo GOOD!
I have purposed to share myself in photos as well. I STILL HAVE MUCH WEIGHT TO LOOSE! But I want to have my family know how much I genuinely love being their momma. And that there was a record of my joy in spending time with them! Not because I look the way I want in pictures. But in spite of that fact, nothing can steal the joy I have for my family!
Thank you for sharing a small time with our family! We love you dearly! And I pray for you often!!!!!! And while life will sometimes be hard. It will also be full of joy! And I take joy in the sweet moments we have been able to share! :)