A glimpse into the life of a real family - ours.
We're busy. Sometimes crazy busy. Occasionally, life gets chaotic.
But we love each other deeply. God is first in our lives, and then each other. There is laughter and love and beauty in this home we share.
And as I journey this somewhat chaotic life with the family I love, there are moments when I have to sit back, take a sip of my coffee with extra cream, and smile as I realize something very valuable...I am content.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Worth A Thousand Words
My friend who got married the week before Christmas has been sharing some wedding photos on her facebook. This is one of the photos she posted, a capture of me tying the bow on my daughter's silver flower girl dress...
For some reason I love it a lot. I think it's for a few reasons, actually.
One, because it's a portrait of a mother's hands. That's what they do. Tie bows, wipe tears, pack lunches, tuck in covers, hold little hands.
Second, because it was a special day my daughter and I were privileged to share. A trip for just the two of us, a memory surrounded by love and beauty and covenant and celebration.
Third, because right before I tied this I tried to iron the bow and burned a hole in it. I'm serious. And that was okay. We didn't panic. Just made do. Imperfections are a part of life. Imperfection is okay. Beautiful even.
It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That sometimes one single image conveys a multitude of thoughts and emotions. That is why I love this photo.
It is not just a picture, it's a snapshot of life.