Monday, September 24, 2012

Simply an image?

So let’s say you’re at Kroger (or your grocery of preference) for your regular grocery trip and you pass someone on the cereal aisle that has an outline of Africa on their shirt.  What do you think?  What’s the first thing that pops in your mind when you see that shirt?  Or do you even notice?

This is where my kids live, so naturally I’m drawn to this image.  Whether worn on a shirt, necklace, bracelet, sticker . . .  it’s more than simply an image.  To me it’s 




Several months ago I was meeting my friend Casey at a Murray State basketball game and we decided to have supper before the game.  As we were shedding our coats to settle in for some quality conversation, I saw it.

That beautiful image right there in front of me on her shirt and I was overcome with emotion.  That’s for my babies.  She loves them.  She supports them.  She loves me.  She supports me.  I totally was not expecting the emotion, but what an amazing feeling of love and support when I didn’t even realize I needed it.  And time and time again I’m touched and humbly grateful for the love and support others are willing to demonstrate through something as simple as an image.  

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Friday, September 7, 2012

So Long Summer

Typically I’m sad to see the end of summer . . . not this year . . . so long summer!  Now, I must say overall we were able to unwind a bit regardless of a few rough patches along the way.  I would be remiss not to mention that God has taught us so much through the hot, dry, and sunny months and for this we are truly thankful. 

So, why am I waving summer good-bye with hardly a second glance?  Well . . . to me the passing of summer means I’m closer to bringing my babies home.  I know, I know, I don’t need to wish time way.  I’m not guaranteed tomorrow but I do believe it’s ok to thank God for the days that have passed and to plan for the days ahead.  However, those plans for future days need to be submitted to God’s will.  I’m striving to bring God glory today but to also long for what He has in store. 

In my lack of not blogging for the entire summer,  I decided to share a few pictures that are part of our 2012 Summer memories.   

So long summer . . .