Here we go, finally getting to the end (the end!) of editing and cataloguing my favorite pictures from our time in China with Clementine. No, not Magnolia… Clementine.
I’m just going to get this out there, y’all. This little corner of cyberspace has been sorely neglected. Lots of things have resulted in this sad state of affairs: homeschooling nine, a hard-drive-losing computer crash, a trip to China and an open-heart surgery. And two little girls that are busy, busy, busy. (And irresistible.)
But I keep coming back to the fact that this is were we chart our family memories, where I’ve written down the stories that God is weaving into the fabric of our family. And I really want to keep the virtual home fires burning. And so, for today, I’m humbly marching forward, trying to be diligent in not leaving things out, and faithful to finishing what I started when I began editing and revisiting the pictures of our trip to China for Clementine.
But, even more, the grafting of our newest little love into our family forever.
When I took these pictures almost two years ago, I had absolutely no clue how very fragile and uniquely created she was. Or how long and difficult her journey to full healing would be.
And I had no idea of the joy.
While I initially started working on this post begrudgingly (during the few relatively quiet afternoon hours when my littlest are napping) I’m now so very grateful for the chance to look back and dust off these old pictures. And to be reminded of His goodness in truly granting the desires of this weary but joyful mama’s heart. Desires my head had never dreamed of but, to my heart, feel just like home.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4