{white}

I've been inspired by my friend. She's had a rough couple of months. Even though the challenges I've had are infinitely smaller than hers, somehow I feel connected to her.  Her challenge started like this:

"Last night was a hard night to fall asleep. I laid on Eric's chest sobbing, soaking his shirt with my tears. The day was not easy. There was a lot of contention between us. Feeling helpless is not an easy feeling to deal with, when help is out of your grasp. We were both upset, not knowing what to do, where to turn, and who to talk to in order to get the help we need." - L. Marsing

Her husband had just been diagnosed with testicular cancer. This is how I would feel the next morning. Wrapped in my husbands shirt. Just to smell him. The way he is. To be alone. in my bathroom. Feeling so small. helpless.

Praying to God that it would be alright. Just that it would be alright.



And then to have to live my day. and meet him once more. and think

"This is heartbreaking and scary, and once again I feel helpless. I [am] grateful to have a loving husband wrap his arms around me, and let me cry to him. This day was not easy, but it is over."
 -L. Marsing

Very powerful. Inspiring woman. I'm proud to call her my friend. She is so grateful for things I've taken for granted.

This is me, self portrait. In my husbands shirt, in my bathroom. and my humble representation of her.

It's a contest over at iheartfaces.com . They've definitely inspired me to expand my horizons.




{gleam}


"I have been overcome by the beauty and richness of our life together, those early mornings setting out, those evenings gleaming with rivers and lakes below us, still holding the last light."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh



She's my little gleam.

{eyes}

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."
~ Audrey Hepburn

They are the windows to her soul. When I look at them, I see beauty, love, happiness, confidence and strength. She can move mountains with those eyes.  Even now, I wonder who she's looking at. Why she's looking at them and what they did to warrant her sweet smile. There's a TON of entries over at iheartfaces.com Make your way on over to be inspired.

{you're my best friend}

I realize that my post may be a little biased this time, but I am in love with these two and they totally love each other. They hug and kiss and protect, just like siblings should, but they also step on each other, bite, hit and pinch... just like siblings do. This really needed a series of pictures to show how hard they worked to get this kite up together. You can almost see little J willing that Kite up with his head. They do things like this together all the time. For some reason, they're able to communicate on a whole other level. I'm so proud to call them mine. At least in this post... :)
Look at the other friends over at iheartfaces.com. It's a contest!