Friday, January 14, 2011

Five-Minute Friday: Photo Prompt

What is the objective of Five Minute Friday
Choose one photo and write about it for five - and only five - minutes.  That's it
Easy-peasy...sort've :)

I only have eyes for you, sweet Owen...

This photo was taken at Christmas, as evidenced by the stunningly beautiful earrings I'm sporting.  I was surrounded by the happy chaos that always accompanies holidays with the family, but I love this photo for it's peacefulness.  You can't see Audrey running around like a crazy person/toddler getting into all manner of messes, or the wrapping paper strung everywhere, or the dog getting into things... 

And at that time, in the midst of the clutter and clamor, all I could see was my still-nearly-newborn first grandson snuggled in my arms.  I could gaze at him for hours, and likely did.  Such perfection, such innocence, such promise and potential. 

None of the chaos matters when compared to the beauty of the gift of a child and the promises that God has given me for him.

Thank you, sweet Jesus, for this beloved boy-child and for the wonderful things that he will do for you as he grows into manhood.  Thank you for trusting us with him, and for using him in the days to come.

Have a happy weekend!


oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

So sweet! A picture you'll treasure forever---but also one I'm sure he'll love and appreciate as he's older! :)

thegypsymama said...

Oh yes, yes, yes - I want to climb up into your words and onto that sofa and drink in all the peace. I have one baby born two days after Christmas and I know just what you mean about the pool of peace that a baby can generate in the midst of what is otherwise a busy busy season.

" I was surrounded by the happy chaos that always accompanies holidays with the family, but I love this photo for it's peacefulness. "

What a beautiful image - thank you for sharing it with us!


JessieLeigh said...

I LOVE that you "finished" the picture for us by describing the wrapping paper and the wild joyful craziness of a toddler on Christmas. It is precisely THAT juxtaposition that really intensifies the glorious peace and calm of the shot. This picture just makes me smile.

MelaKamin said...

Lovely memory & sweet picture. My youngest was born before his brother would turn 2 (plus, we had a 5 yr old) and I remember the chaos swirling around us at all times.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh so precious . . . One of my little ones was born a few weeks before Christmas. Beautiful picture & LOVE the earrings!

Zee said...

wait... grandson? wow...

thanks for sharing the picture and peacefulness that the picture is glowing with.

God bless,


p.s. just in case you wonder who am I, I came over from Lisa-Jo's blog :)

Sharone said...

This is a beautiful photo. One to treasure. :)

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