Going through pictures I just found these Lucy wrote in her “journal” after Christmas this last year (more about that back HERE).
Just wanted to share because it makes me so happy for families.

pezit = present

I love how she conceptualized that that present was “just for fun.”

…and because “they loved me, that’s why.”

That end part is trying to show the broken-in-half-heart-shaped necklace Claire gave her that says “st” and “ends” right above each other that fits perfectly with Claire’s that says “be” and “fri” to make “best friends.”

So grateful that little girl of ours feels so much love for her siblings.

And speaking of siblings, boy oh boy one of mine is going through some pretty bitter/sweet heart-wrenching/heart-soaring stuff with his brand new baby girl (along with his amazing wife).  That sweet new baby has some heart issues and they are teaching me so much with their Chrits-like love and faith as they cope.  To read their story click HERE.

Love you Noah and Kristi…and baby Shelby!


  1. Love to see Lucy's writing! After teaching K-1 for 8 years, it makes me so happy to see all the notes she writes. She's quite the writer. Love that she's excited about writing too! Thanks for sharing your family…you have a big heart and your family does so much for others-it shines through from your blog.

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