Today

The scab is torn off once again from a cut that has actually never had the chance to heal.

And maybe it won’t completely heal.

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Heaven feels close today. I want it that way. That way, my focus, is where it needs to be.

Everything has a purpose. A reason.

Even the pain?

Even the pain.

It all is tangled together.

We all came from The Creator who embodies it all. Shouldn’t then everything be mixed within us?

The joy. The hurt. The smiles. The memories. The tears.

Luv = Hope

My cousin sent this story to me about a little baby boy named Zion. A beautiful little baby boy with T18. I cried through the entire read.

My favorite part was about the parent’s holding onto hope.

For me before Lulu – hope was a dreamy word that spoke of an unknown world for me.

Kind of a “keep-my-fingers-crossed-I-hope”.

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Since the honor of being Lulu’s mama, hope has become more of a reality than what I know this “earth home” to be.

It’s an “I-know-that-I-know-that-I-know-hope”.

Our hope of Heaven is close. Closer than we think. 

And more real than this messy world can show us.

Luv = Hope

O’s Big Day

It’s all about O today…

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Celebrating him as he turns 10!

A story to share a little of his sense of humor {it’s the best!}

Last night, he was working on his homework for language arts. Each week he has to define a particular word, give a synonym, an antonym and write a sentence using the word.

The word this week is ‘obnoxious’.

He looked up the definition and the synonym. Then I asked him what we thought an antonym would be and he gave me the same look in that first picture above and without hesitation said, “me!”

{O, you do my heart good like a medicine.}

So, in case your every needing the antonym for obnoxious, that would be Owen.

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I admire you, already for your laid back attitude about most things.

You make me laugh in the middle of me being upset with you, a gift you got from your daddy.

You make this crazy world brighter and we are so-so blessed to have you OO.

Luvu 10X10X10X10X10X10X10.

One October

One October we had all 5 kiddos at home

One October was the only month out of the year that happened

One October felt like Thanksgiving every day

One October we did soccer, homework and little of anything else

One October we stopped to smell the roses

One October time stood still

One October

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Canvas Print

We have a few photos that are printed on canvas.

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I really like how it adds depth to our gallery wall.

This will be the newest canvas that will be adding some color to our otherwise black & white wall.

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I can’t wait to get it!

This is also the post where I give credit where credit is due.

Teesha from Humble Me Photography not only did a fabulous job of photographing our family, but she came to our house and made our shoot very comfortable.

{Teesha, I will be calling you after the first snowfall}

I have to share a few more amazing shots she took. Her work says it much better than my words do…

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Check her out on Facebook at Humble Me Photography.