When I close a window on my home computer – the wallpaper picture of a younger Erik and I stare at me. We are newly married and standing in a field in Yellowstone park. We are smiling and so happy. (And we both have hair!) I sometimes wonder who those people are- not recognizing it as us. I feel the journey has been long- our heart and smile are now so much more fuller. We didn’t know at that time 8 of our favorite people to someday come into our lives- that would turn our world upside down and inside out with crazy love for them as well as adventures and experiences. I said we didn’t know them yet but that is a lie- we were just in a state of forgetfulness, because you see we were family before this earth life and will be forever after! We just had to get to know each other again. Mother Eve said it well, “she… heard all these things and was glad, saying: Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.”
Those young naive faces still smile at me from the computer screen as a reminder… Enjoy the Journey! There is more to come… more favorite people to be added and moments that will turn our world upside down and inside out with crazy love.