We were thrilled to pick up my very special birthday gift at the frame shop yesterday. I had missed not having it in the house for the past few weeks! Here it is, simply beautiful:
Here is a close up of the beautiful detailing on the frame:
On a different topic, I have long admired a way a friend keeps record of her children's physical growth. So I decided to copy her idea. My husband painted an extra board white we had for me. At the top of the board, I wrote in black marker: "Grow in wisdom" which is a reference to this scripture:
"And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." - Luke 2:52
Then I took a tape measure and marker and marked off each inch, starting at 18 inches for our smallest baby (Lilly).
I had all three of our children's height records from birth, and wrote those on the board with pen. (A different color for each child.)
I have to admit I felt rather sad when finishing this board though. It was fun measuring T. and H. today and marking their heights. But sad to know that I am forever finished marking Lilly's height. There is just something about it that doesn't seem right.
Guess I better go look at my Lilly and Jesus picture for comfort, reminding myself that Lilly is now happy beyond measure and is perfect.