a picture’s worth 1000 words….

I read many Facebook postings today about people expecting children. Frankly, I am not sure which one’s are real and which one’s are April Fools jokes, but I figure time will tell. It got me remembering this picture. A picture of my sister’s clothesline shortly after their third child (first daughter) was born. This picture is one that makes me smile. It is full of meaning to me. As I look at it the following comes to mind: The brightness of the sun, the smell of line hung clothes, the sweetness of a baby, the cuteness of a baby girl, the delight of the first daughter, the miracle of life…

Johanna is almost two. She is still the delightful all girl beauty that is represented in the photo of the clothes line. She wears beads every day, loves her curly hair and knows how to get what she wants. She is almost two and her personality is coming more to the surface every day. I am thankful for God’s plan to grow the world and bless life with the birth of a baby and the presence of children!