Wild Days

How is it that life can feel so sweet one moment, then the next I find myself frustrated and will snap at the next person who whines, cries, or asks me a question? Some days I feel like I have multiple personalities. 

I'm looking back at pictures from the last few weeks and thanking God for all he has given me. Sometimes I take a picture and think, "Oh what a cute face!" or, "Wow, I could just eat your chunky baby thighs", or "How did I marry such a good-looking man?"...but it isn't until later (usually when my kids are sleeping and I have time to think) that I notice that these faces are so much more. These pictures that bring back memories and document special moments are actually reminders of what I've been given. Many of the pictures I take are in the middle of a busy day, or when I am struggling to be content. I don't take the picture to make my life look different or better than it actually is, but I take it because it's a practical way to notice what's in front of me. A lot of gifts. A lot of grace. A lot I don't deserve.

So whether today is easier or more difficult than usual, I still have so much to be thankful for. So many beautiful moments are hidden in these wild days.


© 2014 Natalie Falls