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Thursday, November 12, 2009

You Capture--Real Life

The You Capture theme for this week was Real Life.

I gotta be honest. Real life right now is a mess of blessings packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, poured into my lap.

If I had to tell of one complete good year in my life, one full year of contentment, one full year of no pain or no suffering, I'm afraid I couldn't.

Until now.

Something is different about 2009 for me, for us. I might not have dared whisper this idea, this hope, at the beginning.

It even feels different in my heart. My soul feels content.

I go to sleep every night wrapped in the arms of the most amazing man alive--and I get to wake up there, too. No more worrying about middle of the night fuel tanker explosions. Thank you God.
And my toes warmed with unconditional love.

We dared to dream the impossible dream. We fought to find a way we could all three be home with each other 24/7, because that's when we're complete-when we're together. But in the back of my mind, I didn't really believe it would ever happen. God had other plans, though. So we're here, at Inspiration Wood. We're home.


A fire on a frosty morning in an amazing house.

A beautiful view.

A storehouse of hard work flowing from summer's bounty.

A restored relationship with Phil's daughter. No more tears of pain and sadness. Only joy. Complete and total joy. And our first grandson.

There was a hint of it early on, but like most times, I didn't believe it was possible to be blessed.

You Capture: Real Life

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tippytoe foxtrot said...

Adorable dog! They are the best companions. Almost better than husbands, really. ;D

I love all the shots of the stuff you canned. Awesome.

Doug @ Daddy's Tired said...

That is a great view, and a great fireplace...I can almost feel the warmth.

~Mendie~ said...

great shots...and warm hearts. love the dog shot!

heather said...

Huge smiles for you!
(And, holy crap, that's a great storehouse from summer's veggies. I didn't get nearly that. I'm hoping it's because I'm still learning and the soil needs to be worked more. Not because I'm an idiot. No comment, please.)
I can't wait for April!

Elaina M. Avalos said...

That's beautiful, Michelle. I'm so happy for you.

Kay Day said...

You are blessed indeed. :)

Baby Mama said...

beautiful! love all these pics!

Sara Joy said...

I love this.
...and I'm a little jealous.
But mostly I just love this, somehow I hear your heart and it is nothing but grateful and sweet. Thank you for sharing. :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh gosh- the dog pic. Perfect!