Do you ever feel like no one is really listening to you?
Maybe it’s your kids.
Or just people in general, like you’re talking but nobody is hearing what you’re saying?
I think it is a normal thing to feel this way sometimes in our lives but the other day it went next level on me.
I said, “Hey Siri, call Emmy Grace.”
I kid you not, she literally said, “Hang on a sec.”
My phone was not even listening to me.
Completely unrelated to that story but keeping up with the Throwback Thursday posts…this definitely goes way back. I cannot even remember when I took this of my son and the son of a friend, both named Sam. I just know that I thought I was hilarious for tagging the photo I and II Samuel. Still kind of makes me giggle.
A few weeks ago we spent a Saturday morning downtown. I didn’t carry my big camera with me but when we walked past a place where I had taken the kids pictures before we did a sort of re-create picture. It didn’t turn out nearly as good as some other recreations we’ve done but it was still fun to try and squish them into the same little spot they had all fit into before.
I am going to assume by the lack of coordination in clothing that we hadn’t planned on taking pictures that day.
Obviously we hadn’t planned to do pictures this Saturday either.
My goodness, how they have grown! Pardon me while I go have a good cry.
Seriously, they were babies yesterday! Now I have a grown child juggling work and making college plans, another with her learner’s permit and…and…and…
I’m a little horrified with the post processing job that includes a fuzzy pink vignette on the edges but she looked so pretty on her 13th birthday.
Still has the same sweet smile…
Look at his smile! So contagious.
At twelve years old she stands eye to eye with me now.
Her first, and quite possibly her only, camping trip.
I had no idea what life would bring when I held each one of them in my arms as newborns but these memories of days that have passed cause my breath to catch and heart to squeeze. And there are days when I wonder why He gave me five when I fill so insufficient for even one.
But mine they are and He shows me each and every day that He is more than sufficient for us all.
Year ~ 2008 Ages ~ Abby was 4 years old and Claire was 2 years old
Year ~ 2014 Ages ~ Abby is 11 years old and Claire is 7 years old.