Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Change {almost wordless Wednesday}

This is how I think of my family most days:

One of my favorite memories is a day that I was intentional to remember.  A beautiful Spring day with breezes blowing outside.  All four kids running in the side yard.  My baby toddling about in only a diaper with blonde curls bobbing.  Dogs chasing playfully after my boy.  My big girls riding their bikes while the MainMost and I looked on.  It's a day I treasure -- for the simplicity of it all and the love of all those littles.

And then they started growing up.  

A few years ago, I snapped this picture because I thought it might be the only time we were all at StudentLife Camp together.  I was right.   The big girls were serving as Family Group Leaders, the other two were there as campers.  It was a good week.  

And they kept growing up.  At Easter this year, they looked grown.  But I still held on to that Spring day of toddlers and giggles and laughter and love.

And then this weekend, this happened:

That's my mom in the picture with all of us.  I'm thinking there's an actual family picture with the MainMost, but it is all such a blur.  If there is, I'll add it, I promise.

My heart is full.  It's a crazy feeling to watch your daughter get married.  It's hard to believe how quickly change happens.  I still think of my family as that young couple with the little children.  Seems like only yesterday . . .

Hold on mommas.  Dance, laugh, color, play outside in the wind.  For tomorrow they are married.
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  1. Tears. Thanks for this. It is prep-work for my heart.

    Congratulations on your new son. <3


  2. Even though one wishes they could freeze time, at the same time, one doesn't really want to do that. What a blessing, these young-adult children have become. Thanks for linking up. :)

  3. You have a beautiful family, and your bride looked so happy. You are a wonderful mom. Cherish those memories. Lots of tears this weekend. My girls and I discussed their futures as we drove home from the wedding. It does seem like they were just babies. Time is flying way too fast.


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