My boys. They teach me. They give me opportunities to grow. To learn. To know the God who created them and myself. They show me joy in its purest form, which is kind of amazing and kind of beautiful. They teach me about love and selflessness. Gratitude and humility. It's amazing and tiring. It's beautiful and my road to Heaven. They fill it with the sweetest flowers of smiles, hugs, joy, and laughter. Tears, tantrums, confusion, and struggle also find their way in, but at the end of the day, all of it is what helps me grow on my road to Home. The place I was made for. All of it. And, I pray I'm always thankful.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
We took a trip to my happy place this last week and I wanted to share just a sneak peak of all the sweetness along with a part of Holy Scripture(above) that is always near my heart. The memories that filled me this week embody so much of what Paul shares in Colassians. The laughter that carried me through the challenging car ride and bout of mastitis. The hugs, kisses, snuggles, and faces that make every day a good day. The singing, that grateful heart, the gentleness...everything! Makes me happy. Gives me perspective. Bits and pieces of family life all in one verse and trip.
|The bright and beautiful sunshine set the groundwork for a perfect day at the beach. Go to Cari's to see more bright Theme Thursday photos. It's been forever since I joined this link-up!
(More photos to come soon! I'm loving capturing our moments with my camera! Or, in other words, I tend to go overboard. Either way, more photo fun coming your way soon!)