Our life has been full, even though my blog has been empty.
It’s been a rich season around here. Lots of saying, “Yes,” to being in community with others, lots of conversations about priorities and the future, lots of fun filled days with the children, and it’s left little time for any blogging.
I’ve missed it, but haven’t felt compelled, like I usually do, to attend to it. A time for everything I guess.
But I did want to find a moment to dump these photos and talk about my family.
Starting with this man. Our leader. I feel sad for everyone that is not married to him. Rejoicing though that I am the one that gets to be! And maybe you know him but, of course, aren’t married to him, and I just have to say that what you see and experience of his sincerity and service and leadership just give a small glimpse into the depths of his love and heart.
He is an incredible man of faith and conviction, and I have watched the Lord grow in him a deep desire for righteous living. He leads us well, and I am beyond grateful to be his wife.
He recently had a birthday, and we were able to spend 5, kid-free hours together thanks to a very sweet friend. We had the best date, and I am always reminded of how refreshing and important those times are. Can’t get enough.
Then there’s these guys: The munchkin-ette. Obsessed with being outdoors, high-energy activities, and currently-puppet shows. The girl wants me to do puppet shows constantly. She would have the puppets go everywhere with us if she could. Then there’s this munchkin. His current obsession is roll-call. “Where Mommy go? Where Daddy go? Where Sissy go?” He keeps tabs. Watching the two of them together has been such a joy. When E embraces her role of big sister, the harmony that results is tear-inducing. Corn maze fun. The other day Brother was crying from his crib because he was up from his nap. Rob and I were finishing up a conversation, and E said, “Mommy, my baby brother is crying… Mommy, you need to go get him.” And since we were quickly getting in our last few sentences to each other, she took matters into her own hands, “I’m coming, Bud!!!” and ran in to comfort her little sidekick. They make me smile.