We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are." ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mary, Did you Know?

We searched for quotes for this picture for days.
The funny ones felt blasphemous. The serious ones unfunny, but intriguing.
If you think Lukas' face looks angry, then statements like, "Your camel is parked in a fire zone!" and "But I saw you on LOST with drugs!" could be funny.
But when you look at his face as a searching and questioning one, then
"Mary, did you know?" seems appropriate. Or, "Don't worry!! In the end it all works out! He lives!" 
"How nice to meet you, Mary, the mother of our Savior!"

 After the day in Old Town SD, we stopped by the temple. The nativity would be up, as well as the lights if we could hold out long enough til it darkened. Lukas shows such reverence around baby Jesus and it is quite touching to behold his spiritual sensitivity at such a young age. He was nice enough to take a picture for us after we got a picture of him. So accommodating for a 3 year old, huh?

 When we had seen what there was to see, and I convinced Lukas that climbing on the donkey and ox were not allowed here ("But why Mama?") we waited around for the lights. It was getting cold though, and it had been a long day. We were pretty satisfied with the day's joys and highlights, and didn't want to push our luck much further. Plus the goldfish baggie was almost empty and we had a long ride home. While admiring the beauty of the temple though, I took a few shots with my camera, and thought how fun it would be to have photography for a hobby. It's not the right season of life for me to really do that, but the thought was fun.


Jeri said...

I finally caught up on on your posts! Yay! I, too, love how inquisitive our little Lukas is, and how sweet his reactions are. What a great pic of Lukas with Mary! The 4th wise man with a gift of reassurance!

Jeri said...

Can I just add that you are a great photographer! I love photography! One more thing we have in common! It would be fun to have a "photo shoot" excursion together!