“Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.” – Henry Ward Beecher

One photo a week of our family throughout the year. 10/52

I really couldn’t imagine a sweeter life. I’m challenged, stretched, and rarely comfortable, but these faces make every bit of it worthwhile. The quote above is one that rings true for me. I have experienced more joy and goodness through my children than I can ever put into words, although, I will keep trying to in the years to come. I’m thankful. So very thankful.

This week, the only way we could get #4 to smile for this photo was to put #5 in her lap. I guess you could say she really likes her new baby sister!

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    Judith A. Genaway
    March 10, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Hi Emily,
    You certainly ARE holding heaven…love your quote. The kids make me laugh….they are used to the shutter! And #4 grabs a little attention that USED to belong to her by holding #5! I love to watch the dynamic as a Granny.

    Lynne comes HERE (Naples, FL) on Tuesday, and I’ll get to be Granny to Emma, Noah and Lukey Boy. It’s going to change the pace a little. Lukey is going to turn 2 on March 15….TWO years ago, I missed his arrival by 3 days, but then spent the 6 weeks of blessing with them arriving three days late. It was God’s perfect timing, because they had the whole thing so well prepared. Home births are just the best. I’m so glad you could experience that together.

    Bye for now…and I’ll pray for you as you transition to a family of SEVEN!

    Lynne’s Mama……Judy 🙂 🙂

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