The weight of the world vs. Donovan’s face in this picture

In the last two weeks I’ve been told a lot of bad news.  This bad news doesn’t necessarily affect my personal and private life.  But it does affect my heart.  It grieves me that we live in a broken world.  To be more specific, lately I’ve been informed of deaths, miscarriages, illnesses, accidents, hunger, medical concerns, depression, financial hardships and relational tension (just to name a few).  On some nights, I can put this all away, spend time with my husband and go to bed.  On other nights, he goes to bed before me and then I’m left alone with my thoughts.  I wish that more often I was left alone with my prayers instead of my thoughts.  But alas, I am a weak human being that is given to a wandering mind.  Bear with me.  I’m working on the mental self-control.

So I wish that I could sit here and type out a Bible verse that I just read to make me feel better.  And there are thousands of them.  (Exodus 14:14 is one of my faves.)  But presently that would just be me trying to look impressive and super spiritual.

That’s not what I did tonight (…yet).  No, tonight I looked for a picture that has been proven to put a smile on my face and in my heart EVERY TIME.

Once upon a time my older sis, Manny, and I were playing a game with my younger two sibs.  During this game, the younger two took a dare that required face art.  Don’t be deceived by his long hair.  Donovan is NOT feminine and had an especially difficult time with letting makeup near his eyes.  And I’m so glad he did.  Because now I have this to cheer me up for the rest of my life (and now, so do you):



  1. November 22, 2011
    Momma @Donna

    LOL, sitting here with a big silly grin on my face


  2. November 23, 2011

    i dont know how many times i’ve had the good fortune of looking at this picture, i’ve lost count. but each time, i too, can’t help but smile. thank you for the reminder to stop and find joy in the small treasures of life. like putting makeup on your younger brother. 🙂

  3. November 23, 2011

    It makes me giggle too. I just noticed how I have the “claw hand” on is head to try to keep him still. I can hear him, oOEeOoEeWooUUuoO……..

  4. November 30, 2011

    Priceless and truly wonderful! My cheeks are hurting from smiles and giggles.

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