my instagram filter makes it look a little more dramatic than it actually was. but still .. very cool! 98% eclipse here in atlanta. i think what i loved most about today is how my kids' school turned it into a party. they even opened up the swimming pool for the students. (because everyone knows eclipse viewing is better in bathing suits)! seriously, what a tremendous opportunity for learning ... and appreciating the absolute Glory of our Creator. @perimeterschool
yesterday--august 19th--was my mom's birthday. it was also the day i sat in a small minnesota church and listened as my dear friend, diana, gave a beautiful eulogy at her mom's funeral. august 19th: the day i called my mom to say happy birthday and the day my dearest friend said to her mom, goodbye. something about that felt strange and tender and heartbreaking and, yes, very holy. two girlfriends celebrating our mamas on this day in different ways---from birth to death. different, yes, but still, because of Jesus and His gift of everlasting life, celebrations. a day like this will make a daughter pause and deeply consider the beautiful gift we've been given having someone to call mother. the women we are, the mothers we strive to be ... woven right from the flesh and fabric of our own loving moms. a gift. life is short and loved ones are precious. celebrate. 💕
happy birthday to my mom! isn't she lovely in her beautiful garden? 🌺🌼🌸is there any wonder where i get my love for flowers? my prayer for you today, mom: And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. - Isaiah 58:11 ❤️ i love you, mom!
that point in summer when the size of your flowers begins to rival the furniture. #miraclegrow #southernliving
when you are the last child left in elementary school you get the special joy of being walked in by both parents. in the 16 years we've been at pcs we've always had multiple children to walk to class on the first day---for many years we had four here at one time. survival meant having to divide and conquer. but bella is the last one left ... so she got us both this morning! and she's, obviously, thrilled! #babyofthefam #FirstDayPerimeterSchool #fourthgrade #perimeterschool
everybody out of the pool 💦 school starts back tomorrow!
sunday lunch on south main.
austin and bella working on their jazz band. #rockinrobin #toocute
a little bit of garden love. 🌱