Family pictures are always a bit of a trick with a young one, but there always seems to be a handful that always turn out (typically). On this day, we “hired” (or just asked) my sister to take some pictures for us. It was a beautiful day with pure sun, which I suppose for picture taking, isn’t always the best, but on this day, it was a perfect backdrop.
I knew I wanted to get some pictures taken (if they turned out), just in case I wouldn’t be able to do it after surgery. Plus, I wanted to be able to work on addressing them, after my surgery on October 20. Well, little did I know that 2 weeks later I would have yet another surgery on November 6. I am so thankful we had pictures taken because they sure would have been hard to get, considering the complications I have had. Plus, I have still been able to work on them, which has been fun.
When you look at a picture, any family picture, you imagine what that family’s life is like. Don’t you? A picture is such a small representation of what life is really like. I see that picture and there is a story of God’s grace, mercy, and love woven through every piece of that canvas. Our smiles are representations of God’s goodness in our lives. At that time, we had NO clue what lied ahead the next week and there after. But I can still say, God is good. I still can’t believe that what all happened is part of our story, but that is something I continue to work through daily. I see a child in my arms who probably doesn’t have a clue, but hopefully knows, how much she is loved. Her name, still standing as true as it did the day she was born – a testament of God’s Amazing Grace (Mazy Grace).
I see these pictures and see so much contentment in our family. This is just us. Our family. Complete. Never in our minds did we imagine even having a child. Oh the joy and awe God has given us.
Mazy didn’t last too long (maybe 3 minutes), but it was just long enough to capture our little family.
Our Christmas card picture this year!
When pictures get old…
Taken while just playing on the ground…
On the move!