I’ve felt like a laboring field lately. Or a bathtub with the cold, dirty water being drained out of it.
But today…. this day has been a day of solitude, study, intercession, worship, celebration, and creativity. A wondrous and lovely day indeed.
I made some new pieces recently for my etsy shop, and had a small photo shoot with myself earlier. I’m glad I did that, because it gave me that little inspiration I needed to come up with some other new stuff. You can find all of these treasures if you click HERE…. or just click the etsy button —> over there on the side of the page. It’ll take you right to ’em.
I know I already did a picture post of Abram recently, but MAN I took these pictures of him a few days ago while we were playing outside and I can’t NOT share them!
But before I do, just an update on me: I had a rough week. Monday’s post was all about needing God, and it rang true for me the past few days. I really let most things defeat me this week. It’s just one punch in the jaw after another, and this morning I woke up with achy eyes and the beginnings of a sore throat. It’s difficult not to allow myself to fall into a depression or feel like God is against me. But I press on, with the promises of scripture and the encouragement that surrounds me all the time.
Tomorrow Daniel and I leave for St. Augustine for our 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! It’s gross how fast time has come and gone. I hate it. But I look forward to spending a few days with my husband, celebrating one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. We are staying at the Cedar House Inn and booked a room that looks very similar to the one we stayed in on our honeymoon. I can’t wait to see the fort tomorrow and go on a wine tour and tasting Saturday afternoon!
I don’t think I’ve ever posted any pictures of my little man on this blog so far, and who doesn’t love a picture of a baby?
So here are some recent pictures of him and his tiny life.
He loves a good pair of sunglasses.
I promise this is not how my husband usually smiles. I wanted this picture because his shirt looked good on him and Abram was wearing his moccasins handed down from his daddy.
The BEST of friends.
This is the cashier at Ken’s BBQ. Abram goes there every Friday night with his Mimi and Grandaddy and this lady adores him. They’ve become pals.
I mean seriously…. I can’t take how cute he is. And his hair has started to curl around his ears which makes me want to die. It reminds me of my little brother when he was this age.
Someone gave us a monkey suit. It provided a couple of hours of entertainment. Thank you, whoever you are.
Father and Son.
Right before he started walking last week he took this hamper and would push it around the house. Training for the real deal.
This might be one of my favorite pictures ever.
I really love my family. Sometimes too much, to the point where the fear of losing them outweighs the desire to live life to it’s greatest potential. Family is a gift and a blessing from our Creator, and should never be something that cripples us. But just like everything else that is good, family can also be an idol.