Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Not nearly enough time with my firstborn
Mikaela came up from Southern California last weekend. It was way too short of a visit. Time with her went by way too quickly.
I don't just mean the weekend, I mean her time in our home, her time under our influence and time to teach, build her up and encourage her.
She did my hair and I did hers
There is so much more I wish I had done with her. I wish I stopped what I was doing and really listened. I wish I had prayed more specifically for a Godly man in her life. I wish I had taken the time to sit and watch movies with her. I wish I had passed on my passion for desiring God. I wish that I had allowed her to make mistakes and suffer the consequences.
I am so thankful that she still wants to come home, and that this is home! I am thankful for our long conversations on the phone. I am thankful that she still asks for help and advice, even though she doesn't always take my advice. I am thankful that she asked me to curl her hair while she was home. I am thankful that she made cookies for the family and painted the little girls nails. I am thankful for her relationship with Taylor and that she took the time to do Taylor's hair and had fun doing it!
Taylor and I on our way to The Sound Of Music 
Although, there is so much more I wish I had done with Mikeala I am so thankful for every moment I get with her. I am being more intentional with the time and activities I am participating in with my younger children. Stay tuned for some of ideas and convictions.


Stacy said...

Great photos. You and your older girls look beautiful!

And I like your blog background--cute!


Carolynn said...

Thank you Stacy! You are so kind.

Stacy said...

:) love ya

Nicole said...

Sisters or mother and daughter? Can someone please do my hair?! You are all three beautiful.

Carolynn said...

Nicole, I would love to do your hair! What a crown of glory it is! Thank you for the encouragement!

Stacy, ;) You Too!