It's been a while, huh? Two years almost. You could say two years of blog neglect, or maybe just two lovely years of home-making, family-growing, child-educating and toddler-raising.
For a brief time, there's no baby in this home of ours anymore. And when I popped onto this blog myself, for the first time in over a year, I saw a picture of our past, the final easy-access written and recorded memory of these three babes of mine. I couldn't believe how much time has past, how far we've come. It's nearly impossible to measure the day-to-day growth, and I'd probably make myself crazy if I tried. But we've grown, oh my, how we've grown.
It used to be that I could lift all three children at once. Now I can't pick up either boy without straining myself, and even Katherine has transformed into her own little person - one that I can physically lift, but who would much rather walk on her on two feet.
So what am I doing back here, you ask? Why now, after all this time? I missed the creative outlet, the excuse to take lovely photos (The ones here today? They're from almost six months ago. Time to dust off the camera), the chance to share the beautiful parts of our days without getting bogged down with all the ugly on Facebook.
So here we are today. Well, this was a couple of months ago - please be patient with me as I unearth my camera and remember how to find the lovely in our everyday living. I'm doing some growing and stretching, too. Enjoying the present, preparing for the future with bigger-little kids, and a new baby I'll be able to hold in my arms again. It's a beautiful season, a beautiful life.
I'll be praying for each and every one of you to find the beauty in your days, too.