Life at the Blue House · Poetry

HAPPY 5 YEARS TO US!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US! How truly joyful to be here! We had big plans to celebrate 5 years in a big way. And then you know, THE THING THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED, entered into the picture and all such big plans have been postponed.

At the time I’m writing this, we don’t have Plan C figured out for how we’ll celebrate, but I mean, we made up Birthday Observation Day that happens yearly on March 18, so I THINK we’ll be just fine in the celebratory department. 🙂 We know how to throw a party and have a good time. It’s one of my favorite things about our marriage.

This spring I wrote a poem that sums up our love story. I hope these 5 years can be folded into 50 more years. . .100 if I’m dreaming big. We’ll still be laughing. Of that I’m sure. Over time, I’ve discovered laughter to be our greatest strength. Not even the worst of seasons has stolen our ability to laugh hard and heartily together. What a gift.

Poetry

Inspired by My Son

Today, I celebrate motherhood with a short poem inspired by my son. It will be well into summer before he’s earth-side, but I’ve already begun to treasure each day he’s loudly in my life! And this kid is loud. Be it morning sickness or happy kicks. 🙂

I love sharing big stories with as few lines as possible, so here’s five lines about how I found out I was pregnant with our summer baby. I hope this poem brings up some happy memories for you.

Happy Mother’s Day.


 

 

The Celebrating Soul

You Are Invited

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

And you are invited here.

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that He has made.

And you are invited here. Continue reading “You Are Invited”

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Ember the Bride

On Monday, I received a sister which is one of the greatest gifts to be given. Having grown up with and experienced countless seasons with my two sisters, I know that adding a sister is just the beginning of so much more. Ember, you are so loved by us, and we love that Bodie chose you and that you chose him.

Now, there’s four of us. 🙂 And I kinda think you fit right in! The funny part? Technically, you’re the only only Brock sister now since the rest of us married into different last names. How quickly the tables turn! 😉 By the way, I love the happiness on your face here. This is just the beginning of our sisterhood. ❤

On Sunday night, Bodie finally left the living room so you could show me your wedding dress hidden underneath the blanket. I’ve been gushing about your wedding dress for months and seeing your dress (in person!) was made even better by the fact that we were in Cheyenne’s home. These are the kind of things that dreams are made of! All four of us girls, in the midst of a crazy night, were together with your wedding dress sprawled over the couch. And it was the perfect dress for you in every way.

There is so much that goes on during a wedding day, but brides have this beautiful habit of exploding with joy despite the hustle and bustle of it all. I love this picture, and whatever happiness got caught in the photo.

This moment with your mom is priceless. I am sure your photographer got a more clear and detailed photo, but no amount of blurriness and low quality can hide the beauty of this quiet exchange. I love that blurry wedding pictures can’t hide a thing, because the joy of love is always shouting through. Continue reading “Ember the Bride”