She's a poet. With her words and with her images.
Her story of everyday thankfuls.
My heart is brimming.
Hannah - Thank you, thank you for sharing. All my love.
Sending out gratitude to my Creator
Gratitude for morning-mussed hair and sweet smiles.
And for these earnest, searching eyes.
Gratitude for breakfast remnants and all that this represents in my world.
Gratitude for and to this girl. She makes me want to be a better creature; I am undeserving of her gentle goodness.
For soft light and twice-a-day Mickey breaks. And for the little twinge I get when I realize he's already got so many of my habits, right down to fiddling with his toes while he reads or watches TV.
For living where there are four seasons; for time spent outdoors; for the changes those seasons bring that incite wonder in little eyes who still see them as something miraculous.
Gratitude for boys' vigorous wrestling matches as soon as Daddy walks in the door, for the overabundance of energy and "boyness" that can only be calmed by a rough-house with him.
For the I-can't-speak emotion this moment inflicts and for the man who makes sure they have room and opportunity to happen.
For knowing he can bring us what's "broke" and we will do our best to fix it.
Gratitude for the relationship I am humbled to watch grow and deepen between these two.
For this wonderful, self-made man I get to call my husband and for all the ways I've witnessed him grow in the last decade.
Gratitude for kisses that are, for now anyway, unreserved and unabashed.
For this beautiful mess at the end of every day, and the opportunity to be there to see the delight with which it was made.
Gratitude for my family and the habits they knowingly and unknowingly are instilling in him. Like this "Lickle, lickle, lickle!" he has picked up from his Aunt Ashley.
Gratitude for our bedtime routine and the calm-after-the-storm it brings.
For the onset of sleepiness at the end of an unruly, dirty day outside.
And gratitude for a quiet house and darkness outside the windows; for everyone being tuckered out but together.
Thank you so much, sister. These images make me so happy.
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Sites I Dig
The Road is Home
The Seed & Plate
Sharon Covert Photography
The Define School
The Noisy Plume
Sarah Gee Photography
Fox & Owl Studio
The Stork and The Beanstalk
Mellow Yellow Photography
A Simple Little Journal
What I've Been Reading
The Girls by Emma Cline
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Never Broken by Jewel
Hold Still by Sally Mann