I’m linking up with Lindsey this week for What I Wore Wednesday
Above pictures taken by Cristina Robeck Photography
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“Be full of joy all of the time. Never stop praying. In everything give thanks. This is what God wants you to do because of Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thess. 5:16-18 (Katelyn life verse)
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Photography by Cristina Robeck Photography
I think sometimes it’s in the unexpected moments that we find true happiness.
We have the honor of seeing ourselves though someone else’s eyes.
My littles are close together, 17 months close.
Katelyn seemed so big to us the day I gave birth to Brayden, but when I look back she was only a baby. She only had 17 months with us before she had to share her world with her baby brother. Barely enough time to be the baby of the family, then forced into independence.
She’s always had an independent + joyful spirit, but there are days when I wish I had had more time.
More time to let her be the baby of the family.
More time filled with one on one moments that she would remember.
All her memories include her little brother. She doesn’t remember the days when she had to reach up high to hold our hands because her brother was being carried.
Sometimes that thought comes as a huge relief to me.
On one hand being with her brother, sharing with him, playing with him… it’s all she knows. But on the other hand, I wonder if there are days she wishes she had us all to herself.
I wish you knew her, I mean really knew her. You would see + hear the joy that emanates from her throughout the day. You would see how she cares for others + at almost 5 often thinks of others before herself.
She’s loyal and a protector and, oh is she passionate.
She loves her little brother with all her heart.
I’d like to think that some of these qualities she possesses are because she was a big sister at 17 months. That they have become such an innate part of who she is, that she doesn’t know any different. We’re so grateful for her, for her heart + for her love for others.
My prayer is that we’ll continue to pray these strengths over to her daily.
That God will continue to move through every breath she takes + all her choices in life.
In the midst of all of the ugliness in this world, I hope that her joy will always be evident.
Isn’t it funny how unexpected moments can change your perspective?
I know they’ve changed mine.
What unexpected moments have you experiences lately?
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