Sunday, February 1, 2009

it's a family thing. {or, welcome home, brother}

Faces of summer, 2008.

I know I've said this before, but I love my family. Really. The more time I spend with them, the more I love them.

My brother came home from Harding today, and never have I been more proud and in awe of my family. The way they love and encourage us is amazing. I don't know that I've ever met more loving, understanding, open, honest, and caring people. God has given me more than I deserve.

Last week when Chet called from Arkansas, he told me: "Mom and Dad have really been great with all this." And I just had to say that I agreed. And I think, like Chet, I didn't make this discovery until I left home. The thing is, I think it takes going away to really understand just how great you have it.

So welcome back home, little bro. For now, anyway. You're going to find out God's amazing plan for you in His perfect time.

Until the plan is clear, though, take a look at the faces in the pictures above.

These are the hilarious faces of the people in this world that love you most.

This world is full of tough things that I don't understand. But these faces... I understand them. They are glimpses of God's love for me.


Anonymous said...

Awwww. That was lovely.

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Anonymous said...

I love my daughter!!!! I am the most blessed mom in the world!