My favorite time of the blog week! Theme Thursday with Clan Donaldson, this week: Grow!
I'm sure I'm not the only one this prompt had feeling nostalgic. But I have been feeling especially more so lately, because my big guys just keep getting bigger...and my littlest guy, he just doesn't seem like such a little guy.
In that best image I have of myself, that happy, complete, Me Who is Me image, I see myself as a mom of babies. Messy hair, standing cockeyed with a baby on one hip and a toddler on one hand, and most likely pregnant to boot.
Now, all that is left is the messy hair and suddenly I have become the mother of Sasquatch and Little Big Foot, and everybody in between.
And God asks so much redefinition, so much growth of us, asks us to leave behind these images of ourselves when they no longer serve us. The temptation is constant to fall victim of stagnation, locking ourselves in a place whose purpose and welcome have passed on. I pray daily that the Me who is Me is never left behind.
And we become something new. And these boys, with their big ugly feet, they are so, so beautiful with Peter's still boyish face, and Isaac's round toddler tummy.
These pictures embody the overflowing thanks I have that the Good Father lent these little souls into my keeping, His own immortal children, for just a very little bit.