13 January 2012

friday.




sometimes i want to award shiny medals to the people under this roof for still being upright and functional at the end of the week. it's been a hairy six days and counting.

nonetheless. there's a clean blanket of winter on the ground and thick oatmeal and direly-needed haircuts and play. and also a boy who for the first time in all of ever reached for his daddy when he cried.






and so God shows up over and again, the most beautiful instance being that little m's best mate from the care center has been cleared for a visa interview. b is coming home, hallelujah.





and when i frame the week in those terms, i suppose it's a keeper after all.

:)

23 comments:

Small Town Joy: said...

Praise sweet Jesus for reaching for daddy for the first time ever. I keep praying for Him to smooth over the cracks and melt those hearts together. He will.

{jaclyn} said...

i love how you share the difficult along with the beautiful. what a wonderful story to follow along with.

Kim said...

praising Him with you...in the beauty and the ashes.

happygirl said...

So glad he's reaching for daddy, too. Gotta love a sweet daddy. :)

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

God is SO GOOD, ALL the time! Reaching for his Daddy when he cried. I have tears in my eyes for that news!!

And little M's friend coming home?? That's awesome too!

It really does sound like a keeper of a week. ;o)

have an amazing weekend friend! love you!

Jerusha said...

shiny medals...love it. yes, it's all about how we frame things, isn't it? :)

Leanne said...

I love reading your posts, so inspiring.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I guess when you put it THAT way....

Rachel~Wildflower Photography Studio and a little bit vintage said...

lovely! :) happy weekend!

fleetfeet said...

*Tears*

All I can say is...Hallelujah.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Yes! Happy weekend to you too:)

kendal said...

oh, nic. you amaze me.

Brandee Shafer said...

Love you!

Captain Murdock said...

Oh my word. After my week from hell, one of the few things that makes my heart lighter is the thought of little B coming home!

Katarina said...

Yay, it's always great to hear about the good news!!!And we are missing those snowflakes this season so much!:)

Sarah said...

Love to hear this good news!

Alyssa Dillon said...

God is so great. I am so happy to hear the news about how your young boy reaches for his Dad. Its amazing to see Gods blessings in life. Lovely post!

Alyssa
www.pinchoflyss.blogspot.com

emily wierenga said...

oh nic. it's all about that, isn't it? that daring to see the week, the world, from His eyes? and you do it so well. but if you ever get tired of trying to see it that way, don't be afraid to call on us and ask us for prayer. okay? we're here for you. love you. (and that first photo? incredible...)

hannah singer said...

praise jesus for b coming home!
and praise him for that sweet sneaky grin i spot amidst m's cute teeth:)

praise him for you. xo

lulu and family said...

does that mean b gets to see m?? thanks for sharing glimpses of his/your firsts together. these are good steps in the right direction. your photos are beautiful.

thefisherlady said...

framed and beautiful!
excited for you

Foto Clipping said...

Nice shots! loved your work.

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Heidi said...

Thank you.
Love, Heidi