Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Home Is Wherever I'm With You

Jamie & Shayna's children from Texarkana, Arkansas. 
     What a blessing it is to go home to these sweet faces! After the holidays, I headed back to Texas to be with my family and friends for a few short weeks. My nieces and nephews are getting so big! I had tons of fun with Tristan and Trinity at the zoo during their visit from Arkansas, and baby Asher was born  down in San Antonio just a few days later. There's no better feeling in the world than holding my 3-day-old nephew in my arms while 2-year-old Evie scrambles up next to me on the couch to whisper in my ear, "Do you know that I love you so very much?" My heart aches as I sit nearly 6,000 miles away from her tiny voice writing this. It's as Frederich Beuchner once said, "You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” 

Colin & Lauren's children in San Antonio, Texas.