*This is part of my 52 Saturdays Project
Isaac is growing up fast! He’s turning 2 years old this week, and his Mom and Dad threw an advanced birthday party for him last Saturday. There’s something about balloons and little kids running around that makes my heart turn jell-o. You bet, Saturdays are made for these.
Isaac probably wouldn’t remember this day (I can’t remember how it was like when I was two years old!), but I’m sure, years from now, when he sees these photographs, he will know how much this family loves him!
They say you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. I’m so glad I didn’t have to choose mine because God already chose it for me. It’s not perfect, but I’m happy to be born into this particular one, chubby genes and all. And to make it even sweeter, our family has grown with 3 beautiful additions in a span of 3 years: the sister, the husband, and my most favorite baby boy in the world who amused us all with his presence last Saturday.
Say hello to my beautiful family:
Isaac’s party did not have any specific theme to begin with, but the photographs remind me of balloons and flying houses. :)
We obviously couldn’t get enough of Isaac!
Kiddie party and balloons aside, tears were literally flowing on my cheeks while I was post-processing that last photograph. It was Sunday afternoon, day after the party. My husband was sleeping right next to me on the couch, the rain was pouring out, and I was alone with my Lightroom, thoughts, and (day)dreams. It’s amazing how much love and joy can be captured in a single photograph, and how much it can awaken emotions you almost forgot you had.
Once in a while, God blesses us with defining moments which make all the dragging moments in between worth enduring. When these moments happen, savor them, preserve them in photographs, write them down, keep them in your heart. You see, life has a way of making you lose sight of your dreams sometimes, making you feel weak, and tired, and impatient. So when that inevitable feeling of helplessness hits you, then you’ll know exactly where, and from Whom, to draw strength from.
I never blurted this out online before, but watching Isaac laugh, and run, and smile, and hug his Mommy and Daddy makes me excited for when my husband and I get to finally have our own.
Post Script: Happy Anniversary, ex-boyfriend! I love you then, I love you now, I love you every moment in between. Don’t forget.