Wednesday, November 05, 2008

More from our photo shoot

Photos by AK Studios - visit her website here.

I got the disk of our photos this afternoon and I just had to share a few more that aren't on the website. These are ones that haven't been edited - but right out of the camera I still love them. Looking at these photos brought me so much joy and will always remind me of how much I love these smiley, sweet little boys. Heavenly Father has blessed me so much to have these 2 sons - my friends, playmates, reading buddies, wrestling partners, mess makers - my sweethearts.

Today on the way home from running errands Gabe and I were arguing. He had thrown one fit after another and I snapped at him. I was getting out of the car to fill the car with gas and I said, "Now Gabe - I am going to get out, and when I get back in the car and we drive home I want us to talk about ways that we can work to get along with each other better."

When I got back into the car and we were driving home I asked him what some of the things he thought that we shoudl talk about - what things we could do to get along better. He snapped at me and said, "Mom - I don't need to talk about it with you! I already said a prayer and asked Heavenly Father to help me get along better."

Now I didn't love the way he responded to me....but I found so much joy with the idea that on his own he would pray and ask Heavenly Father to help him with something! That right there, in combination with those sweet smiles you see - that is why I'm a mom.


The Mullen Family said...

that is so sweet. I have had some of thos e same things happen, and at least I know I have taught them to aske Heavenly father for help. It makes me realize that they really do listen, and it doesn't just go in one ear and out the other.

Allison Rhien said...

That's proof that you are doing a great job as a mom. Way to go Joanna,

Hilary said...

what sweet photos... and I loved the story about Gabe's prayer.