Many moons ago, when I had my first digital camera and had read a few pages of how to take pictures, I had my friend, Tammy, bring her girls over so I could practice on them. Most of the pictures were blurry and out of focus but I found this little gem of Maggie in 2005. 1-Img2005-02-026

Well, she's grown up since then (and thankfully I have learned how to focus my camera a wee bit better). Maggie's been our babysitter for the last few years and our kids whoop and holler when they hear she's coming and usher us out the door. She's loved them up and though she will 'fess up on who misbehaved when we press her, she always insists that she's had fun and they are a great bunch. It's been such a blessing for us to see her grow and mature and become such an incredible young woman. She's smart and kind and funny and has a soft heart.

She's graduating soon and though we are so happy to see her head into college we are secretly bummed that we're losing our amazing babysitter. She truly is a wonderful person.

A couple weeks ago, we headed out to find a field of flowers that our friend had told us about and when we came to the spot, we discovered that the field had been mowed under. What???? I had those yellow flowers stuck in my head and a dirt field wasn't going to cut it. So I went down the road, knocked at the door or an organic farmer and begged to use their yellow field. They laughed and waved us in. We had a good time playing around in there. Maggie was ready to have fun and you can see her awesome personality and willingness to try anything I suggested.

 

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Maggie's baby sister was there that night and we plopped her down in the field for a couple pictures too.

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We are proud of you, Maggie! We are so thankful for how you have loved our kids and believe that the Lord is going to use your life and heart in big ways. Much love!

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