Sunday, February 20, 2011

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He just got his yellow belt in Jiu-Jitsu.  He's rockin' it.  God, I love his blonde, messy hair.


He also just started up Spring baseball.  Ahhhh, a familiar sport.  I have no idea what an arm bar is, but I sure know how to tell him to keep his eye on the ball and run like hell.  This comes natural.

He had practice today.  There is always a playground at practice that gives me a perfect upward perspective.  He always climbs to the top, and I am so glad.  There was sun, but the sky was gray.  That's ok.  I can work with that.

And this one right here.  She goes right along joyfully.  She gets upset when she is left behind.  She understands baseball and even Jiu-Jitsu.  She's supportive and cheerful...most of the time.

We sit in the dugout with our water and our snack.  We clap and cheer for Jonah.  Sometimes she plays with rocks...sometimes she plays with Dora.  Most of the time she wants to leave the boys and go to the playground.  "Just a minute Jesse" I say over and over.   

She's three.  She can rock a pony tail.  We are so glad.

And the faces of Jesse.

People are going to start talking about us.  Ah, who cares?

On her playground...finally.


That last shot brings tears to my eyes.  She's so perfect.  He's so perfect.  How did we create these two perfect human beings?  It's such a miracle.  And no, they are not perfect in reality, but a child is perfect to every parent.  We don't want to change a thing, and we wouldn't take a substitute.

Watched a movie with my love Saturday night when these angels were asleep.  Seabiscuit.  Have you seen it?  Not long after it started, I wanted to hit stop and run upstairs and cuddle with both of mine.   But, I gave it a chance.  I'm so glad I did.  It taught me something.  It taught me somethings.  Sometimes a parent's love for a child means giving that child up for something more than you could possibly give.  I get that now.  It's an ultimate love and the very hardest kind.


"You know, you don't throw a whole life away just 'cause he's banged up a little."

That's the other thing.  It's a very inspiring story.  I like inspiring stories.  I recommend it, even though the beginning will make you cry.  Hang in there.

Now I want a horse.  Heck, we live in Canton.  Anything is possible.

I love my family.  Have you figured that out yet?

And my love, God you make me the happiest woman on earth.

Jonah just watched the Last Airbender.  He came downstairs and told me this....

"Mama, I can do everything he can do except for the powers. I should have a black belt by now.  I'm a very special kid."

Oh, I know it Jonah.  You certainly are.  You both are.


  1. I love the pictures! Can you come take my family's pictures?

  2. Ha! As long as you don't mind risking none of them coming out...sure. I'm not really sure if I know what I'm doing, but yes, I would try.