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Friday, May 29, 2009

Butterfly Love

I promised y'all at the beginning of the year I was gonna try to capture the perfect moments God creates in my little life in pictures. And I guess I've been doing that as I've shared pictures along the way, although not officially labeling 'em as such.

But I can honestly tell y'all that I truly am fully in touch with how perfect things are right now -- how lucky I am, how lucky this family is, to be together and healthy and in love with one another in that incredibly amazing way that you can feel in your belly -- you know, that butterfly love? Al came up behind me the other day and wrapped his arms around me and said, "Can you believe we're MARRIED? You and ME? Megan Ferree married ME! Little old ME. It still amazes me sometimes."

And you know what? I know what he means because I feel exactly the same way about him. And also? I look at him with these two kids we made together and it's almost too much for my little soul to take. How did I get chosen to be the wife of THIS man and the Mama of THESE TWO children? Little old ME?

Well, it's absolutely ridiculous, is what it is. Almost criminal, even.

(But I'll take it and just continue to hope nobody'll figure out that there's been a hee-yuge mistake made somewhere in the doling out of the family members.)

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Peabody can STAND. And he does. Allatime. Can't get down though, so he does a lot of standing around smiling proudly, followed by standing around whimpering worriedly, followed by standing around crying pitifully. Then we help him down and he crawls off and starts over again somewhere else. Including his bed, where naps should be being taken. AHEM.

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For Halloween this year: A rabbit? A beaver? Which do you think?

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It's a tough call. He's still trying to decide, too.

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Bean finished her first year of pre-school last week. I feel, in some ways, that I pretty much missed the whole thing. She's so grown up now, all of a sudden! What happened to my sweet little baby, y'all?

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Our Friday night family bonfires on the driveway've started up again. Bean loves them. We all do. But SOME OF US stop short of standing at the end of the driveway every Friday evening yelling, "Hey ever'body! We're havin' a BONFIRE tonight!"

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Although the composition isn't just how I wanted it because I was trying very hard to be stealthy, this is one of my very favorite summer pictures so far.

Yesterday we ran a short errand in the morning, and on the way home, Bean asked, out of the blue, "Mama, may I eat my lunch in my playhouse today?" It'd been raining off and on all morning and my first thought was to point that out, but really, what's a little rain to a four-year-old? So I packed her a little sack lunch and handed her her rainboots and her new butterfly umbrella, and she got out her backpack and shoved everything in there and off she went, about 15 paces across the lawn, and climbed up to her little perch.

I watched as she unpacked her backpack and spread out her lunch on a napkin and sat there looking out over the peaceful back yard, eating her sandwich and drinking her juice. Just inside the door she'd gone out, I fed a cheerful, squealy Peabody his own lunch and stole glances out at Bean, off on her quiet little adventure, and wondered what she was thinking about in that pretty little head of hers.

Perfection.






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47 comments:

  1. Cathy from So. ILMay 29, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Aahhh! Bliss. Sheer bliss. I can hear it in your words. So good to hear that from you Megan. Your journey to blissdom has been SO worth it. God has blessed you over and over and you are at that place where you realize it and know it and are loving it. AMEN.

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  2. Miss Megan, I am so greatful that I stumbled upon your blog one day. You never cease to make me laugh out loud and cry almost always simultaneously with every post. I am the mom of 4 wonderful kids who are older than yours but oh how I remember the younger years! Your gift of writing is just that...a gift. I love to hear about Bean and Peabody...especially todays post. Bean is growing up to be quite a wonderful young lady (but you already knew that!) Thank you for sharing your family...and if Bean ever decides to share what was going on in her pretty head, please share!
    Tami

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  3. Yippee an honest to goodness post from Megan! Does this mean you'll be away from Facebook this week? Heaven, pure heaven is what you have there.

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  4. Wow...that was peaceful. Makes me want to go play with the boys. Just a few more hours and I can.

    Glad you found a few minutes to share your wonderful moments with us!

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  5. You are so right - it is perfection! You have some wonderful pictures of your gorgeous family today. Yes - Bean is growing up, and what has happened to Peabody? Where did that baby go?
    I have a picture of Bob and Andy eating lunch outside in the fort that was over the swingset. Looks a lot like your Bean picture and I treasure it!

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  6. That is pure bliss. How happy things are, how right it seems. It doesn't get much better than that does it.

    I hope you have many MANY more moments like these...and that Peabody figures out how to get down...

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  7. Your words say it all, what a sight that must have been. I love it.

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  8. I truly cannot get over how precious your sweet kiddos are - beautiful! :-) thanks for sharing these sweet pictures!

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  9. Awww such contentment and joy in your blog which brought a big smile to my face. Your babies are so beautiful and precious. And treasure each moment because you know how fast they pass. My granddaughter also graduated preschool a couple of weeks ago and I can't help but wonder where the time has gone so quickly! Have a blessed day!

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  10. So sweet. I love your posts like this. Even if they do make me all teary eyed and stuff. xoxo

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  11. That is about the bestest post I've read in a long long time.

    so great to hear you loving life. keep it up!

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  12. I love that first picture. So sweet. This was a beautiful post to read. I was beginning to wonder how your family was doing, so I'm so glad you posted today. I hope this season of joy continues for a long, long time.

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  13. Awww...it's so good to hear from you, and I'm glad things are going so well! I'm expecting my 2nd in December, when my oldest turns 2, and I know exactly what you mean about just feeling 'full' and happy. :)

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  14. You have such a beautiful and obviously from the pix a happy family. I'm so happy that you are enjoying your blessings. Have a great weekend.

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  15. this made me tear up as i often find myself wondering the same exact thing.

    You have beautiful children and a beautiful family! A true blessing to read about!

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  16. Yes. Perfection sums it up perfectly.

    I've been reveling in similar thoughts lately. I'm so thankful, my heart threatens to burst.

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  17. this post made my heart just hurt with happy for you.

    and I'm thinking bunny rabbit, for sure.

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  18. I love reading about your wonderful little family. :o) Thank you for taking a few moments to share your perfection with all of us. I know how it is to prefer to spend time with them rather than blog about them...so thanks for choosing Option B. :o)
    Have a great weekend!

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  19. Yay, I love reading your posts. Especially when they are filled with photos of your gorgeous family! Look at those teeth Mr Peabody has! I think Sophie may be getting her very first as well - finally!

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  20. I already commented once but i wanted to tell you that you inspired me after i read this post. My day took a way different turn and i appreciate your words and what they did. I wrote a post about it (http://chaosisus.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-blessed-am-i.html)and i hope you can find time to check it out and see how you turned my dark day into sunshine.

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  21. I can't even tell you the fuzzy feelings this put in my tummy! And maybe I had some tears in my eyes, too...

    Steph

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  22. I remember four!!! I love the ages that your kids are at... you're right, it IS perfection. :)

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  23. perfection indeed... your babes are too cute!!

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  24. Thank you for this great post. It really reminded me that even though I have plenty of problems to think about now, life is perfect because I have my family.

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  25. Yep. I'm with you -- can't understand why God lets me have the life I have, the husband I have, the kids I have. So very blessed.
    -- Nancy

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  26. Very blessed. They are beautiful and sound beautiful. Thanks for such a wonderful post!

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  27. Ahh, Megan...I'm missing you all at once! I'm not so great at reading the blogs these days, so I'm trying to do more of that this summer.

    And wow, I've missed LOTS! Your babies are stunning, these shots capture so much personality! Stinkin' adorable, every one of 'em :).

    Hope you're doin' wonderfully--you sure sound great.

    Blessings! & I'll be back...soon, I hope!

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  28. What a sweet post!

    Count your blessings...see what God has done...

    Jeanne

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  29. Megan, I know exactly what you mean about taking it all and feeling really, really, really blessed. Sinfully blessed. This life of our is just perfection in all its imperfection sometimes. That is why I have been unable to blog. I have just been so captivated by the moments, not wanting to miss any of them, that I don't want to spend the time to sit on the computer. You have a gorgeous family and I have so enjoyed watching you all evolve. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Heather

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