Sunday, June 6, 2010
Monday, September 14, 2009
I remember so many times over the past 29 years that you have brought joy to my life (and to the lives of your family and friends). You are a thoughtful brother, son, husband, and friend. You make us laugh, and you make us know we are loved. For all of these things, I am so thankful. I celebrate you today, Carl, and I love you.
*Unfortunately, all of mine and Carl's baby pics together are in Greenville, but maybe I will post one later. :)
Thank you for the truth and peace you bring to my life. For 27 years, my life would not have been nearly as fun and meaningful without you by my side. It's your birthday, Becky Bam, and I love you.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
i have many pictures to document this summer. but this post is long overdue, and i ran out of time to collage all those pictures...so i decided to include some family pics from our photo shoot on the beach. i love my family:
Monday, July 27, 2009
the beach. excited anticipation. giggles and beauty all around. smiles. precious faces. some that i had not seen for too long. hugs. sweet hugs and kisses. wise planning. unbelievable planning. the perfect cake. and my style at that. thoughtful gifts. beautiful gifts. delicious treats. the perfect hostess. the perfect beach house. thirteen amazing friends (and three patient husbands). thirteen fantastic kids. awesome shock. overwhelming joy i had never experienced. a unique love i had never felt. the biggest surprise. the perfect surprise. the most generous surprise. the most generous love. all for me. to celebrate me. i am loved. and loved very well....such thankful praise.
six fun "big" kids...
seven sweet little ones...
...such thankful praise.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
we explored God's mountain creation...
and we talked...
more important than anything else we did during our third annual friends weekend, we talked. in that moment...that saturday night in our mountain condo, there was no other place i would have rather been. answering questions and listening. hearing what the Lord has done, what He is doing, and what we long for Him to do in us...it's what that weekend was all about. and it's what our friendships are all about...consistent encouragement and constant faithfulness. the One that sustains our friendship gave us a sweet moment to remind us just that. sitting down together without the miles of distance, the craziness of phone tag, and the busyness of life to remember. to catch up. to celebrate our joys. to encourage each other in our struggles. to give perspective. and especially to point each other to the One that gave us this friendship so many years ago.
we talked. i needed it. and He knew that.