An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

If only

I wish I had my camera back so I could have recorded some of the memories of this past week:

Pictures of two boys playing basketball in a downpour of rain; to remember their grinning faces and the giggles of fleeting childhood; mud running down their backs from playing in the puddles and dirty floors as an aftermath.

The big brown UPS truck arriving with a daughter's new book, even if it was a day late; the smile of a budding author as she emerges using the gifts that God has blessed her with.

Blue ribbons and purple ribbons, and even a "Best of Class" in our local county fair that brought many grins to kids and adults alike. The simple memories of late, late nights of working together and of labeling a couple hundred projects just to keep our word.

I'd take pictures of the goats that are actually inside of a fence eating what they are supposed to be eating; pictures of the kittens and new chicks, and of the frogs that escaped their jar to hop around my living room; Dads on motorcycles, new dirt bike helmets arriving, and bicyle rides; picking grass for the bunnies and overflowing bean baskets being hauled in from the garden; of little girls painting pink toenails, and glimpses of making a batch of soap with a sweet friend.

But since the camera is still in the fix it shop, and moms should not sit at computers all day, and because clothes wash and so do bodies, I had better go win myself a mud fight while the opportunity is still available.


The Farmgirl said...

I so share your sentiments over a broken camera, mine is out of commission also. Hope it is back soon :) I was happy to see your post today....Your blog makes me smile! God is using you to bless so many, just wanted you to know! Teresa

Brenda said...

Even without the camera ... you paint beautiful pictures with your words.

Congratulations to you all on your wins at the fair and to Alex on her new book. That's pretty exciting!

OurCrazyFarm said...

Thanks Farmgirl:)) Sometimes we all need to hear that!

Your sweet Brenda! Discouragement has reined over writing lately, so it was good to sit and have the words flow again. Lord willing, I'll share more about Alexis' work soon:))

Dicky Bird said...

Congrats on the "big" ribbons. Our fair is in 2 weeks. The sheep look pretty good. Still working on projects - you know how it is.
Maybe I read it wrong, but did your daughter write a book too? Blessings from Ringle.

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...


*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

I could picture.. I have my old camera but my new one is on the fritz and I gotta find a place to get it fixed... blah...

Sherry Sutherby said...

My camera is also laid to rest. Photo-less summer indeed.

Ditto on Brenda's words!

Can't wait to hear/see what Alexis has provided for us to peruse.

Think of you daily, dear friend.