Saturday, January 21, 2012


My grandmother has a book about the life of Ruth Bell Graham that sits on a table in her living room. I love to read snip-its of that book, getting a glimpse into the life of Mrs. Billy Graham. She was truly fascinating.

Ruth spent much of her childhood in China where her parents were medical missionaries. She had an amah (nanny), whom she loved dearly, but her amah was not what the world would consider attractive. One of my favorite quotes from Ruth's book is about her dear amah and reads as follows . . .

She was a homely old soul.
But what did it matter;
She was so loving,
I would have sworn her beautiful.

I find that so inspiring. I think I need to post this on my bathroom mirror to remind me that while I work on my physical appearance, preparing my heart to love others is much more important.

Monday, January 02, 2012


Sage's face was priceless this Christmas. She got so excited about many things; like her art easel, Weebles, and Reeses Cups just to name a few. I wish I could have gotten a better angle on some of these shots, but toddlers are always on the move so that's nearly impossible. If you look closely you can see her sweet expressions.

She devoured the Reeses Cups in her stocking faster than you can blink. Sorry the pic is blurry, but do you see how full those cheeks are?

I'm not sure what she's looking at but I adore her captivated expression.

Riding in Nanny's walker

4 generations

And just because I love it . . .