Day 30 – A picture of someone you miss
One of the hard things about my life is that at any point I am missing a huge chunk of people that I love. Right now is super hard as I’m missing *everyone* but my kiddos. The most hurtful missing is, of course, my hubby. We’ve only been apart for a few weeks and I feel like a chunk of my heart is missing and it throbs with hurt. This deployment is just going to suck. I always wondered when we were dating if long distance relationships got any easier the longer you were together….the truth is they really don’t, it just hurts more! I love this picture–not because of me, I look horrible in it, but we are so cute and young looking–because we were 😀 Hubby especially, in this picture we’re 17 and 18 years old…he looked like such a cute little boy back then and has since matured into a handsome man. I’m a very lucky girl and wouldn’t trade being with him for the world–even if it means that chunk of my heart has to hurt so badly at times!
Hope you all enjoyed this photo challenge much as I did!
Day 29 – A picture that can always make you smile
I actually just took this picture but I love love LOVE it! They are the sweetest little kiddos and just love each other so much, it just melts my heart. No matter how horrible I feel they can always make me smile!
Day 28 – A picture of something you’re afraid of
I’m really not afraid of anything. As I mentioned I hate needles, big ugly spiders creep me out, and I get nervous if I have to drive in really crazy traffic or on snowy/icey roads. As to actually being afraid of anything…I’m not. I really do believe the Bible verse above. I believe God is sovereign and that He’s not going to allow anything to happen to me or those that I love unless it is supposed to. If I had to say what I think the most horrible thing that could ever happen is it would be if I was to ever lose either of my kids. Just typing it makes my gut wrench. And I will admit that I go in and check on Tyler to make sure he’s ok just because he is sleeping longer than normal, haha. But I really try my hardest not to fear or be afraid of anything!
Day 27 – A picture of yourself and a family member
This is a picture of me, Amber (look at how tiny she was!) and my Grandpa Romero. Love him so much!
Day 26 – A picture of something that means a lot to you
Hubby could never be accused of being the most romantic guy in the world. For Valentine’s Day he walked in the door and said, “So I don’t have to go buy you something dumb for today do I?” Haha! But everyone once in a while he will do something incredibly sweet and wonderful, and that’s one of the many reasons I love him. For Christmas when he asked what I wanted I said I didn’t want anything. It was actually true…I was all stocked up on my stuff that I love to have and had asked family and friends for the few things I did want. Since his Christmas present was a very fancy, expensive TV I said that could be my gift too. Well he went out and bought this for me 🙂 he said he spent hours at the mall trying to find just the right one so he’d be sure I’d love it, and that he wanted me to have something special from him to wear while he was deployed. Can I get an “Aaawwwww!!!” 🙂
Day 25 – A picture of your day
Well here’s two since I couldn’t pass up a chance to show off my *gorgeous* sweet kiddos 😉 They are, after all, basically what my entire life consists of every day. And a picture of what else today is comprising of….this whole weeks has been a lot of sitting at my laptop, while Amber watches Beauty and the Beast, since I’m recovering from a cold and trying to get all caught up on blogging and work before hubby returns and we head off to Texas!
Day 24 – A picture of something you wish you could change
From babies dying of incurable diseases, natural disasters ravaging countries, people losing loved ones to freak accidents and war, innocent victims of senseless crimes….this world is filled with horrible sin caused suffering. I would love to reach out and change it all! Of course that’s not possible…but I’m looking so much to the new world I’ll live in someday that won’t have any suffering at all!
Day 23 – A picture of your favorite book
Well, of course my favorite book of all is the Bible 😉 but I figured I’d go for my favorite non-divine books inastead!
I. Love. To. Read. If that wasn’t readily apparent by all my book reviews, haha. So I have a whole lot of favorites authors and even more favorite books. If I *had* to pick though I must say that the Anne of Green Gables series (and yes narrowing it down to 8 books is the best I can do) is my absolute favorite! As you can see I’ve read these over and over and OVER again throughout the years, and will continue to do so I’m sure! There’s is something about Anne and her life and personality that I relate to so completely and entirely on so many different levels. There is so much truth packed about life and love in these little stories. I adore them!
Day 22 – A picture of something you wish you were better at
I’ve always, *always* wished I had a gorgeous singing voice. I was always really jealous of my friend’s growing up who could sing solos in church for specials all the time. As mentioned a different day I think being a preforming singer would be my dream job…and of course you have to be able *to* sing in order to do that! Amber and Tyler love to hear me sing, however, and now I’ve gotten to the place where that’s good enough 🙂
Day 21 – A picture of something you wish you could forget
I believe that everything happens for a reason and that without all the experiences in my life I wouldn’t be who I am today. So I honestly wouldn’t want to forget anything in my life. I have to add, however, that I have been very, very blessed and never experienced any huge tragedies, sorrow, or hard times in my life up to this point. If I ever did/when I do I’m sure I would/will want to forget them rather than grow through the pain!