I chuckled a bit when I took this picture this morning.  In the midst of the morning shuffle (i.e. physically restraining my middle child in an effort to run a brush through her hair while rounding up the last of the store-bought, non-Pinterest-worthy class valentines), I laughed at how it was such a vast misrepresentation of the slight bedlam of our home at present.  IMG_1112

Then, five minutes later, this happened.  Cupcakes for Carson’s class party right off of the hood of the car.  Ah, that’s more appropriate.  IMG_1116From a girl who, ten years ago to the day, chose to have her first date with her now-husband at a convenience store, a little bit of weird and dysfunction and imperfection seems like home to me.  So, this Valentine’s Day, we’re embracing the ridiculous ugly “heart” pancakes… and may even be found salvaging frosting from smashed cupcakes.


Happy Valentine’s Day from our crazy home to yours!

2 Comments on a perfect Valentine’s Day

  1. Haha! Love this! I was searching for your blog this AM to share some verses on my heart of late for you after your last heart-wrenching post. They immediately came to my mind on reading it, and then today I read them in my studies, and felt prompted to share them with you…and then I got to see your funny Valentine’s Day pictures–bonus!

    I am sure you are familiar with them but hope they are encouraging to your heart. I find them very comforting in the context of Paul’s musings on the mystery of salvation and the broad mercy of God to all people, a story whose end we have yet to see. Also, please pray for our family to know our role in the plight of orphans…I am so drawn to adopt but feel old and tired and our house is (relatively) full of children and my mind is moving ahead to going back to teaching…but I want to do whatever it is God is calling us to do, not what seems logical to me or our society. Thanks for sharing you heart–please keep it coming!

    Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgements and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has given to Him that it might be paid back to Him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

    • Oh Liz, thank you for your sweet comment and for the timely reminder from scripture. And I’ll definitely pray for wisdom and clarity! Hope to see you around church again soon!

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