What a sigh of relief I have shed today. I was "living on a prayer," throughout the duration of this entire class. I just wanted to be done with this class and I am so grateful it is over. I have learned, I will say that I have learned. Let's just conclude that I am happy the classes are only 5 weeks. Not only will I be able to spend more time with the boys, but I will have more time to record my life through this interface. I can't wait to meet baby Claire and spend time with my grandparents. We haven't been to their home in years (almost 5!!) so I am very much looking forward to our stay. I am off!
Lately, it has been so difficult to get a picture of our biggest lovebug while he actually making some sort of eye contact. He is seemingly at an opposite stage of his younger brother who loves the camera. I reminisce about a time when I thought Oliver would always be a camera "entertainer," but I have no been proven otherwise. It make my job of "capturing-every-moment" more of a challenge and I love that about Oliver. He strives daily to remind me that I can still improve...very much so. These are ever so precious pictures, probably more precious to me than any other reader, of an ordinary day and an ordinary moment. I love days where I feel so ordinary, but look back to find that it was more like extraordinary. The above picture is in running for my favorite picture recorded with Calvin. Through this picture, I hope you can see one of the beautiful gifts our Father in Heaven can give us, love. When I see these pictures, from this day, I think of the words of one of my favorite hymns,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.
Oh, there's sunshine, blessed sunshine
When the peaceful happy moments roll
When Jesus shows his smiling face,
There is sunshine in the soul."
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