Thursday, November 6, 2014


There is something amazing about the word family.

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Families come in all shapes and sizes. 

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Each family is unique and different.

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My favorite part about my family is that we get each other.

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I can almost guess what my husband or kids are going to say and do sometimes.

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My children almost always know what to expect from me.

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It’s because we spend so much time together.

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It’s because being a part of a family is comfortable and safe.

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I feel so lucky that I am a part of this family.

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God knew what he was doing when he designed the family.

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He knew it would be much easier to journey through this life as a family.

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I am thankful he knew I needed a partner to share in this journey.

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I am grateful he led me to this partner.

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I have recently struggled as a mother as I’ve watched my older children grow-up, and do so many more things outside of the home.

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It was also such a bittersweet day when my little 4 year old turned 5 a few weeks ago.

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….and then I found this quote.

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like branches on a tree,

we all grow in different directions,

yet our roots remain as one.

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I just pray that I help strengthen their roots, and nurture them the way that is just right for them.

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That when they do go in different directions, they know where their roots are planted.  I hope and pray they are planted firmly in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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I am thankful for this family.

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Family photos taken this September by: Emily Chadwick

Edited by: Me

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Anonymous said...

I love this post. Full of richness and beauty! I love the quote, it makes 100% sense! You have a beautiful family.

Our Little Hatch Family !!! said...

So Darling! SO Beautiful! Thank you for the sweet reminder!

Stella said...

You have a beautiful family. Abnd you are a terrific mum. Love the photos!

KW said...

These turned out so good. Love them all

Cole said...

What beauties!! I love the 2 styles of pictures and how your creativity brought it all out to be breathtakingly beautiful!!! Love everything about them :)
And LOVE the quote! I have been wanting to do a family tree on my wall with ancestor pictures and that is the PERFECT quote to use to tie it all together!
Thanks again for your inspiration and creativity! :)

Paula Soderborg said...

These photos are so beautiful and so is your family.

Krysta said...

Beautiful pictures! Every single one of them! Love you guys.

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