Wednesday, April 2, 2014

finding beauty in every day.

i have dreams of blogging every day.
i at least think about it every day.
i think about how this blog is basically all my children have that records our memories.
i think about how i force myself to try and capture as many little moments of their lives that i can.
i think about how there are lots of days that feel extremely ugly,
but in each day, there is beauty.
and i so desire to find those moments.

so here are some moments of beauty that i've found lately:

two of my friends ashley and emily come together every few months and do this thing called "embrace the camera."
where you hop in the picture instead of just snapping it.
it is good. challenging. makes me think.
so here we are:
soaking up a little pocket of sunshine :: making weird funny faces :: listening to her "read" :: on our evening bike ride.

**this is my favorite print to send to a friend that has just had a baby.

**my neighbor and i took the kids to get their first donut.
miles ran around the front yard for 30 minutes afterwards yelling,

**we do this thing now.
i say, "i love you to the moon, miles."
and then he says, "i love you to the moon, too, mommy."
it is one of my favorite parts of every day.

**she did this all by herself.
put my sunglasses on. sat on the tailgate.
she was so proud.

**my mom came to visit.

**and then she left.
this is where i would insert a cat crying emoji if we were texting.

**i sent some fun prints to an adoption fundraiser! i will share more soon.

**a few weeks ago, i felt hurt and frustrated by someone.
it was an old wound that i work really hard on letting go.
but this particular morning, i was struggling.
i remembered this quote i had seen recently by thomas merton,
"our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy."
i need to be reminded of this often. because i am so often the unworthy one.
and really, what is God's greatest commandment of us?
to love HIM and then love others.

more to come.


  1. That photo of you and Camden "reading" is just lovely.
    And I'm exciting to hear more about the adoption fundraiser. We are needing to put together our own adoption fundraiser here soon and I'm always looking for good ideas.

  2. That is such a great quote. I struggle with old wounds and hurtful words. I wish there was a switch I could just turn off sometimes...

  3. SO good, you.

    And I cannot believe this was their FIRST doughnut. DEPRIVATION STATION!!!!!


  4. (sigh)....this is just beautiful. seriously.


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