Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Love of Family

I just love this picture. I know it's not the best, but the smiles are precious to me. This is my "little" brother and his beautiful wife. She is pregnant and absolutely radiant! It's hard to tell in this picture but he has a twinkle in his eye that's a bit mischievous. It warms this "older" sister's heart. After more than 17 years of marriage they are such a testimony of God's faithfulness, goodness and grace. They are the best example I could possibly ask for....for my girls. The love and respect that they show each other are watched by many little eyes and hearts. Their dreams of family and children are being formed while watching such good examples. I am so thankful for their influence in our lives. We love them dearly!! The cousins all exchanged presents early this year. It was a really fun way to start the Christmas week! I'm not sure if we had more fun receiving and opening ours or watching the little ones open their presents though. It was just so exciting!
The girls each received a beautiful tea cup and saucer. Authentic, made in England! They're so pretty! What a special gift. They've already made special plans on where to keep them in their hope chests.
Our families haven't always lived close by like we do now. So, I'm very grateful for the time we have together. I love all the memories we are creating together. I will treasure them always.

4 comments:

:)De said...

I love "candid" family pictures. The tea cups sound like the perfect gift for your girls. I was looking for your e-mail address as I wanted to ask a question about Miracle's hospital bracelet. Is she okay?

Peace to you all.

Mrs. Taffy said...

Thanks Lori! {{hugs}}

Michael said...

I am not mischievious...

Victoria said...

Oh, yes the little ones were the best! And Uncle Mike, you can be mischievious... once in a while... or maybe... usually. lol! Love you!

Miracle