We were distinguished by our hair color which was sprayed in an assortment of colors.
He just makes me laugh with this shirt.
On Sunday afternoon Jason and I took a little walk and happened to find these cute fishermen girls.
Here they are baiting their hooks. Well all except that little one who seems to be hiding from the camera. I got her though! :)
And now what do we do with these fish? Well like any fishermen we pick them up with the same cup we are cutting the worms with.
We show her she can pick it up by the tail. She's not sure but eventually tries it.
Cousins just have so much fun when we take time to make memories together.
None of us have perfect ones. Because well we aren't perfect people. But if we can try to find ways to accept differences and embrace what we have in common it can work.
And God gives us an important reminder to forgive as we have been forgiven.
Many of you see pictures posted on blogs of families and may wonder "am I the only one who doesn't have a family that works out"?
Just know that this family is very normal...normal in the sense that we have our own problems.
But forgiveness is what holds us together. The minute we stop forgiving we will deteriorate. Keeping records of wrongs is a sure way to tear people apart. Disrespect breeds disrespect.
I remind myself along with you to think about where you want to be in the next decade. What do we want our family to look like. Either the one you live with or the one you were born into. What steps do I need to take today to make sure my children know they are loved for who they are.
Or How can I extend a gracious hand of mercy when I don't feel like it?
Forgiveness and Mercy.
It's not too late to begin today.