Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I love this photo, not just because I love the subjects of the photo, but because of the expression on Mina's face.
One of the things about raising kids day in day out, is that you don't notice the changes in them. You don't SEE them growing up. It breaks my heart that I missed out on Mina's first year and a half. I only have one photo that captures that time, so it is engrained in my memory in an intense way. While we waited for her, I spent countless hours staring at her little face in this one photo, so sometimes when she has her hair all pulled back and she raises her little eyebrows,,, I only see this baby in a yellow jumper, and my heart melts and breaks simultaneously.


groovy mama said...

how Precious!

I love the RED nail polish too!


Hebnix said...

I know exactly how you feel. I look at Shelby and wonder what is going through her mind in those old photo's... and now, when she see's them, what goes through her mind.

Just have to remember that for some reason she was not meant to be with us for that portion of her life.

There is a greater plan... we may not see it yet, but it's there. That always helps me when it get's in my head that we missed so much time.

And yes... I may have to give the nail polish a try... very cute!

Elizabeth said...

love it! can definitely still see that little baby in her face...