A few nights ago, the boys and I were coloring at the patio table after dinner and I saw it. The perfect light. I’d been waiting for about a month for the afternoon storms to leave us with early evening clouds and golden sunlight, but not too much.
And here is why. What better light out there can shine on this goofy boy’s face so sweetly?
And this one. I melt.
I know that I’ll watch this for real one day, and it will be time, but oh my heart. On second thought, they’ll never leave me. I’m packing my bags right now, to follow them forever.
He is my joy.
And my little soldier, who marches into battle everywhere he goes.
And he is my explorer and collector.
And when he can’t quite fit whatever-it-is into his pockets, his brother is never far away.
Oh Lord help me. How can your heart swell and break in the same moment? I hope they’ll always be right there for each other, stamped forever in those little hearts.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with a box of kleenex.