Monday, July 11, 2011

Vacation Thanks

Mark Twain once said, "Don't cry because it's over, rejoice because it happened."  That's what I want to hold in my heart as I think about vacation.  This picture was taken (thanks to my awesome friends and their thoughtful tripod gift) right before we left to come home. Don't be misled; no one wanted to take this picture except me.  No one was eager to sit and wait and pose and wait and try again.  And as you can see, not everyone is smiling.  But that's real life, right?  Vacation wasn't without complaining and conflict and tiredness and dishes and laundry all the stuff that real life is smattered with.  But it was still a gift because we were together.  And that's a gift that I don't want to take for granted. We're not alone.  We're a family and we're together.

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7 Responses to “Vacation Thanks”

  1. It's a beautiful picture! I am sure everyone will eventually be very grateful that you persevered and got that picture taken. Thanks for the reminder that vacation is real life, too--but with extra togetherness. :)

  2. My eyes filled with tears as I looked at this picture. Words cannot express how much I love EACH AND EVERY one of those people sitting on the beach. Thank you God for the blessing of the Fenskas and the Burnetts. I love this picture. Thanks for sharing, my dear friend! (And now I will not look at the picture again because those tears are gonna start running down my cheeks if I do...)

  3. What a lovely picture! God has blessed you with a wonderful family.

  4. LOVE this picture!! I want a copy for framing ;-)

  5. AnonymousJuly 12, 2011

    Katie, how do you keep managing the ultimate picture? This one is beyond priceless. It is a family classic!!!!


  6. Katie what an awesome picture! Where did you vacation? I miss your mom so much it hurts sometimes!! Its good to see you all together loving on each other - captured forever!!!