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Sunday, August 15, 2010

I am with you, Kid.

Am I the only one who feels like this summer flew by? Maybe it's because we did our 'big' vacation so late. Or maybe it's because I'm not quite ready to let the girls go.

Oh, I'll be honest. They drove me a little crazy sometimes. Those Slaughter sisters can fight, make no mistake about it. But we had so much fun this summer. As I talked about HERE last year, I just feel incredibly humbled and honored to be their mom. I hope I soaked up every single second of their sweet little lives this summer. And I hope they will carry the memories they made around in their hearts for a lifetime. Speaking of those memories, here's just a few...

Jeb grew tired of the ever-present paparazzi. (But oh how he rocked that hat.)

We swam (splashed) in the red neck, blow up, back yard, Target pool.

(Matt, look away.) We played dress up. (We ALL played dress up.)

We painted!

We made lots of yummy drinks.

Daddy and Jeb kept up with the yard work.

The girls went to art camp.

We took time to smell the flowers.

This little guy watched as...

...his daddy baptized his sisters.

We had some serious princess tea parties.

We baked a lot.

We held hands.

We went to the beach...

...and soaked up the sun.

We ate sno cones.

And we smiled. A lot.

And we did it all together... as a family... just like it should be. These days go by so quickly, just like sand falling through our fingers. I want to savor every second. This year has brought abundant change to my life... most of which I never saw coming until I found myself face to face with it. But every single change, whether welcomed or not, brought this family closer. And I remind myself, your Father knows what He's doing. Just trust. It's that simple. Trust and drink up every second of this life He gives you. Tomorrow isn't promised. I hope I make the best of all my todays.

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, "I am with you kid. Let's go". ~Maya Angelou


The Young Family said...

Oh Angela! Thank you so much. I needed to hear your sweet words and thoughts today. Just trust and drink up every second...I needed to hear that. I love your blog!!!!

Cindy said...

You are so correct Angela...time slips away sososo quickly... enjoying every moment and making memories to last a lifetime is the way to live:)
Blessings for a super fall season and new memories to be made!

Leanne said...

Thank you for the reminder! I loved this sweet! :)