This little one was the happiest digging in the dirt and y’all her curls!! 😍 This photo takes me back years y’all.
My memories dance me to a place where I’m playing in the dirt and the mud all afternoon, the imagination my friends and I had during our childhood was something I cherish and always look back on.
My momma also has this photo of my sister and I, fully drenched from head to toe in mud, while we pretended we were prairie girls making mud cakes for dinner.
So you can guess my excitement when I got on A’s level and got this photo, because it brought joy to my heart, it made me remember something I never want to forget, the home we were in as children, the laughter and the mud squishing in between my toes, my mother letting us be our silliest selves, and yet knowing we’d be bathed later and clothes washed, free to be us because the dirt can be washed away.
And it’s even more special because it reminds me of Jesus and how even then, during some of my moms most trying times alone with three kids, we had God with us, because in those moments she let us be loved as we were, dirty and caked with mud when other mothers looked down on her for allowing us to do just that. Because that’s how God loves us, unafraid of what our neighbors say about us, he still loves and watches over us, washing us clean in our messes.
So in this photo I met A where she was, as she was, then for the rest of the time with her, we ran around together laughing while I took her photos; completely at peace with our play; even though I was taking photos of her.
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