So often I just head to the swamp. I'm anxious to get there, see what's changed, how it looks at a particular time of day, in certain light. The past few walks to the swamp, I've allowed myself to look down at my feet and traded the binoculars for the macro lens.
here). She will be celebrating her 2nd birthday in a few weeks and in January she will meet her baby brother. We just recently learned that he has the same disease as his sister. While it is sad and we shed tears, I am choosing to focus on the joy that he will bring us. His sister just brightens each day, each moment, each tiny little thing that she is able to do, that might be imperceptible if I have my eyes only focused on what other toddlers her age are doing. These two have been woven together perfectly in God's sight and He has given them to my daughter and her husband to love and care for and fight for. I am so incredibly lucky that they live with me, to refocus my eyes and enjoy every little blessing.