What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, June 30, 2008

Promises Fulfilled

Our very good friends, Jon and Greta, have not had a family picture done in years. With eleven children, it gets sort of complicated getting everyone together and looking in the same direction. I have promised them I would take one and, with only a few short weeks left, figured I had better make good on that promise and quick. And we DID it!!

We spent our Sunday afternoon together at the lake, hours and laughter mingling into one wonderfully satisfying day. We came home and basked in the afterglow of such a good visit. Of those hours, we spent five minutes snapping pictures. No photos of toes buried in sand, sopping wet giggles, sparkly eyed laughter, rolling down hills or climbing tire walls... my heart was too full and occupied with soaking every last drop up of real, in-person conversation and face-to-face smiles. These days will be fewer now, but good friends will last, even despite miles.

This last photo plus the Newman Four (and a half).

These days will be remembered and future visits like this, though less frequent, anticipated.
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1 comment:

Morning said...

What a lovely, big, happy family. Some days I long for lots of children -- on others I delight in just having one!