Aug 11, 2006
Thank you, thank you! I've figured this out. I (hopefully) have a picture up. It's an older picture but at least I have one up. Now for the story behind this picture. This was taken when we went to Maine last summer. I wanted to have a picture of all the children to hang in our living. I figured the beach was the perfect spot to get my "Kodak" moment. I dressed them and we drove to a rocky area near the ocean. It was a beautiful day! It was quite a task getting to this rocky area considering 3 out of the 5 had to be carried through it. There were lots of distractions along the way between the shells, seagulls and crabs. Finally, we found the perfect spot. We tried grouping them several different ways but found that it just worked best to squish them all up there....nothing fancy. Just as we were about to take the picture, the wind started blowing like crazy. (so much for the time spent on their hair!) I was hoping for that sweet, perfect "postcard" picture. Unfortunately all did not go as planned as Miss Annie-fannie decided at the last minute that it was time for her to eat. (again!) The sun in her eyes didn't help the already upsetting situation at hand, either. Still, it ended up being a moment that we will never forget and we now have this picture to look back on and talk about for many years to come. As busy as things are right now, I'm so thankful for the business that comes from being a mom to these 5 precious children. The Bible says, "Redeeming the time for the days are evil," and I want to invest my time in these little ones that God has entrusted to us. People invest their money with hopes of getting a large return. It's our job to invest in our children and with God's help, we will get the kind of return that will last for an eternity. Some day Joel and I will look back at this picture and wish for these days to return. And I hope I can say with assurance, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."