Wednesday, December 9, 2009


"And everything that is precious to us I would lock in there." Jane nuzzles a little closer to our English Setter. Sprawled out in front of the fire place, I'm not sure who is queen of the dog bed.

"Like our Bibles,"' Janie says, "I would lock our Bibles in the gated off spot." She rubs the soft curls on Honey's head, "At least I would try to get the Bibles and lock 'em in there." She's imagining a room just for Honey, the kind you can hide in if bad guys break into your house.

And if we had an extra Bible," she raises both eyebrows, "I would maybe give it to the bad guys so they could become Christians like us." She hugs Honey-dog, whispers something in her ear. "Then they could read it and maybe go to heaven like us." Heaven, it's settled.


Olson Family said...

You capture these moments BEAUTIFULLY, Bethany! Like listening to portraits verbalize, art speak. It blesses to the core of my being.

Keisha Valentina said...

Beauty... she knows how to make me tear up in an instant.

She reminds me so much of you.

Cannot wait to see you all.

Goat said...

Oh that Emma Jane. Her Grammie thinks she is something special, yes I do. I also think a mama who pays attention to these moments and makes room for her logic to be real, gives her the gift of seeing. By this I mean she will be able as an adult to see the spiritual side of things and it will not be disparate from the rest of her life.

Julagay Blog said...

I love the new pic on top! You're such a great photographer and writer. I really enjoy your blogs!

Craig and Bethany said...

Aw, thanks! It's such a joy to grab hands and make this journey together.

Ben and Rachelle said...

She's so sweet. I love her thought process. So innocent and REAL.