morning devotions. for where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst. ~ matthew 18:20
happy gotcha day, bella grace xue! 7 years ago, today, God placed you in our arms. best day ever! we are so excited that this week you get to spend your gotcha day at sleep-away camp [for the first time] learning more about Him and His amazing creation. we gotcha 7 years ago. that high ropes harness at camp has gotcha today. but the very best news darling girl: God's gotcha safe in His arms forever! thanks @camphighland for helping bella celebrate this day ... and for the picture! #gotchaday #chinagirl #adoptionrocks
One more picture from yesterday's sunflower adventure---I came across this today and have decided, it's my favorite. There's my boy with that big smile he's had since he was just a little guy. When I first glanced at this photo I thought to myself: aww how sweet he's so happy to be out exploring a sunflower field with his mama. But after further scrutiny I realized that smile isn't because he's adventuring with me, but because he is chatting on his cell phone with his girlfriend. Yes, it's true, that smile is for her. And, yes, it's also true, that kind of realization could very well upset a mother. I could go down the path wondering how another female has so captured his heart and become the source of that smile which has been mostly mine for almost two decades. I could stew about that. Easily. Oh, yes I could. But, the truth is, it is exactly what we want for our growing-up kids: this special someone who lights up their life and lights up their smile. Just like this. She's a pretty special girl. I agree. And so this smiling boy's mother is choosing to be grateful for the gift of her son's beautiful smile and his beautiful--inside and out--girlfriend. 🌻💕🌻
because the four younger kids were all occupied elsewhere tonight ... We Were Forced to have a nice dinner with only the oldest. #itwasrough #seriouslythough #adultchildrenrock
admit it: some days the simpler life calls your name too. #southernliving
a little slice of bumblebee heaven.
because sometimes a mother must drag her college boy to a sunflower farm. #adventure #mothersonbonding #georgiagrown
this morning while sitting on my back porch and watching the birds ... i was able to string together a few sentences for a new blog post (i know, it's been awhile). this post isn't about the birds at my feeder, but the birds living under my own roof. family issues. link in bio.
i'm feeling you, tuck. another rainy evening in atlanta. seriously, it seems we haven't hardly missed a day without the skies opening up this summer. the dog might be a little depressed, but all the green is absolutely glorious. #rainynightingeorgia #englishcreams #frontporch