when they went to summer camp (one to the girls camp, crestridge and one to the boys camp, ridgecrest) everyone asked if they had a twin at the other camp. they look a lot alike these days. they laugh a lot alike.
next year maxx will be at the high school with millie. which she is really okay with because she picks out all of his clothes. his attire reflects on her, you know. well, now you know. and don’t forget it. obviously my attire is beyond redemption and reflection on her. he is a boy stuck in between two headstrong girls. he knows when not to argue and when to just put on the shirt that your sister bought for you. and by “bought for you” she means picked out and mom and day paid for it. yet she claims to have “bought it for you”. sigh.
they still take my breath away sometimes. how grown up they are. and sometimes how grown up they aren’t. yet.
i read this today on ann voskamp’s blog (which is SO much more worth reading than mine) and i thought of these photos fresh off of my camera...
“Out of what nothingness spun this grace?
When did I start seeing children as commonplace and stop seeing motherhood as a holy place?
What edge of the world cuts us so jaded that a child isn’t the eternal wealth we guard with our time and our words?”
i have made lots of parenting mistakes. i continue to make them every day. i pile up the mistakes and multiply them so fast it boggles the mind... but by God’s grace and goodness they love each other.
and some days they love me. and let me take pictures of them. which is my love language.
out of nothingness, the nothingness that i have to give some days... He has spun this grace.
it reminds me of one of my favorite verse in the Bible. the one that describes God as the God who creates something from nothing...
romans 4:17 .
..the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
i just love that God calls things in existence that don’t actually exist. love. that.