At the Friendly Toast with Mattie:
I don’t have much to say,
I’ve said too much today,
But it really makes me smile
That this girl calls me her child
This lady fills me with love and good food
And her presence puts me in a good mood.
Thankful for King Cakes, thick bread, rainy spring nights and this wonderful lady who often sits across from me and looks right into my soul…and pretty much always feeds me in every sense of the word.
#vscocam #cambridge #thefriendlytoast #foodgram #latergram #acrossthetable
It started with a 6am wake up call. Then came a train, a taxi, two buses, some running and walking and a whole lot of chaos and adrenaline in between. We made it on the other side of the day, from Hopkinton to Boston, a whole lot more tired, a whole lot more sunburnt, but a whole lot more proud. No, we didn’t run the marathon, but it sure felt like it! Thankful for my photojournalist partner-in-crime @lawrenceeliz who will always be part of one of the most memorable days of my life…three cheers for the #BostonMarathon! #hopkinton #boston #bostonstrong #weruntogether
This was probably the most beautiful thing I’ve seen…prayer canvasses laid out all over the Boston Common, covered with encouraging words from people all over the country, including my very own best friend @daxxjayroe—what an INCREDIBLE surprise it was to see his handwriting on one of the many canvases. It made me cry! So thankful for such a supportive community from all around the country…and for feeling so loved even from afar from my Daxx! 💕 #bostonstrong
#puddlegram #blackandwhite #vscocam #puddle #bike #boston
The #holi festival brings #color to a bright message. God belongs in #boston.
Enjoying the fruits of a sidewalk chalk endeavor in the #southend of #boston…loving the bright #colors on this gloomy day #spottedinboston #spring #fromwhereistand #whereistand #vscocam
Enjoying a solo dinner date in Copley Square with a delicious sandwich from Dirty Water Dough Co. after a long afternoon studying in the Boston Public Library. This day really couldn’t get more #boston. #vscocam #selfiesunday
What a wonderful morning spent eating breakfast and spending time with my Savior…it’s such a wonder to me to be able to read His words and still experience such joy and amazement: “ekstasis” in the traditional Greek. Jesus’s followers experienced ekstasis at Jesus’s teachings and healings, which means “any casting down of a thing from its proper place or state, displacement; a throwing of the mind out of its normal state, alienation of mind, whether such as makes a lunatic or that of a man who by some sudden emotion is transported as it were out of himself, so that in this rapt condition, although he is awake, his mind is drawn off from all surrounding objects and wholly fixed on things divine that he sees nothing but the forms and images lying within, and thinks that he perceives with his bodily eyes and ears realities shown him by God; amazement, the state of one who, either owing to the importance or the novelty of an event, is thrown into a state of blended fear and wonderment.” How often do we really experience the Gospel this way!
I need to just take a moment and marvel at the fact that these two women have become two of my absolute best friends in the world and it is such an incredible honor and joy to know them. The depth of wisdom, life and beauty they add to my life simply reflects to me more and more facets of Jesus every single moment…to say I’m blessed would be an understatement. Thank you two for being sisters, my angels…and sorry (not sorry) for the very sappy message for absolutely no reason at all. 💁💕 #bestfriends #vscocam #folknight
What a wonderful day full of sunshine and chalk! So proud of this lovely lady @gracepaint and her creative mind to bring such joy, life and light to Warren! It’s such a blessing to be discipling her and growing alongside her, and I so look forward to living next door to her! #springtime #boston #vscocam #chalk #warren #proudtoBU #gds
My view at work today…escaping from the intern desk, enjoying a room to myself. I’ve been reflecting a lot today on this Holy Week and Good Friday…what peace settles in my heart to think that this day was not the end of the story. Fasting today to prepare my heart for the glory of The Lord. #easter #friday #vscocam #fasting
Absolutely loved crafting today with my good friend @albacorecho at the #IsabellaStewartGardnerMuseum.Grateful for a city that uses the arts as a way to express and cope as the anniversary of the bombings approaches. Thankful for a God that makes beautiful things out of all broken things. #boston #bostonstrong #vscocam
I got to take the kids bowling today…I forgot the simple fun of throwing a ball toward stationary objects. #bowling #boston #nannylife
The long-awaited afternoons on the COM lawn have arrived. #myCOM #spring #boston #feet #vscocam #postcardsfromtoday #latergram