Project 52 | FULL OF SURPRISES

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Love is:

FULL OF SURPRISES

 Like how fast they grow… how fast time flies…how much I love my men more and more as time goes by.  Every year these three days are the happiest, the most reflective, and a little sad all at the same time.  It is always a roller coaster of emotions as we celebrate anniversaries, remember the birth and loss of our little Emmanuel, and party it up with Lucas.  This year we got to surprise him with an epic trip to Disneyland; a birthday I know he will remember his entire life.  Watching his face light up as realization dawned is what I will remember the rest of my life.  I love giving to these boys, knowing they are not expecting it, and that they appreciate it.  The last couple of days as we’ve  recalled all of the funny and awesome times from this weekend, he must have thanked us a thousand times.  If only he knew the joy was definitely in the giving.  Love is a life full of surprises.  Each and every one of our eleven years, without fail, God has surprised us with an epic trip of our own… this ride called life, with its spins and turns and free falls.  Sometimes it is a lot of waiting, most of the time it goes by too fast.  But the fun is in the not knowing what lies around the next bend, and looking back with happiness and gratitude on what we have been given.  

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6 Comments to “Project 52 | FULL OF SURPRISES”

  1. epic post! love to sweet Emmanuel. love to the lovebirds who lead this wonderful family. love to Lucas-the-SIX-year-old!!

  2. Each year I think about how these three dates come together and take a few minutes to think of my other 2 boys….sometimes just a fleeting “What if”, at other times “Why”?!?! You give words to the feelings that come each year. I frequently think I would prefer “no surprises”, but really, what fun would a life with no surprises be?? Thank you for reminding me!

  3. I so glad that you were able to make a lasting great memory during these bittersweet days.

  4. Reminds me of the YouTube video “Lily’s Disneyland Surprise”- a mom surprises her little girl with the trip of her dreams 🙂 I’m loving the beauty of the photos throughout your 52 series, especially the joy evident here in the bubbles pic. Can’t wait until the next post!

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