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Thursday, June 30

June 30, 2011 (154/365)

I don't usually use people in my photo's on this site, but as we were walking back from our dinner with my husbands family, this past weekend, this precious photo of my husband and his brother with his 18 month old son called to me.

How special those moments are, when our kids are so small and dependent upon us, to hold them up and protect them. Ironically, we were walking back from a celebration of their sister's son and our son, who both graduated from high school and will shortly be pulling those hands away from us as they continue to strive for independence.

It's okay. That is what we raise our children to be. Independent.

I just pray that their hands will always reach toward their heavenly Father - for support and strength in good times and bad. I pray they always remember that He is always there with a hand held out to them.

*Check out the blue jays visiting my yard at Composition Life

4 comments:

Karin said...

Really poignant thoughts and prayer!! Such a beautiful photo!

Dorothy said...

Such a beautiful post, Valerie! Children are so precious and our responsibility for them is so awesome!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a lovely picture.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, So glad to get home and back to blogging. We did have a fabulous trip--but home is pretty nice also!!!!!

Great picture.... It's amazing how quickly our children do grow up..
Hugs,
Betsy