On Saturday afternoon, six out of the seven of our tribe caught the 4:40 matinee of Pixar's latest creation, Inside Out. To my surprise, I enjoyed it--specifically, the message. I wasn't a fan of the fuzzy animation and I did fall asleep for a couple of minutes- (sleep is a given whenever I sit down). And still, I adored the message of family and sadness being a necessary element of family and life.
I don't know if it was the movie's message of family or the fact that I'm getting a bit sappy in my advancing years- but I've been thinking of some of the beautiful simple acts my children have preformed regardless of knowing sadness or disappointment in their lives.
|Natalie and Scott- traditional birthday breakfast outing|
Yesterday, one of my children was asked to fill up water balloons for a church picnic. The water balloons did not fit our water spigots- so, Natalie pumped the tiny water balloons up with a bicycle pump then carefully filled each balloon with water from a water bottle; needless to say, a tedious and lengthy process. To her chagrin, toddler picnickers arrived and SPLAT! She watched in dismay as an hour of her work was gone in 30 seconds! In spite of the outcome, I was proud of her ingenuity, responsibility and sense of following through with an assignment.
|Anna's favorite company in the universe|
|What do you do in your hotel room on a Sunday? Ping Pong!|
|Jo Ann Lloyd family reunion June 2015, Boise, ID|
Seriously, God knew what He was doing when he planned for all of us to be a part of a family. I Lava my family.