saving memories


i am not a very strong person.


i think i used to be. but i am not anymore. i guess that’s not such a bad thing.


we gave addy the middle name grace because of the passage in 2 corinthians 12:9, “and He said to me, ‘my grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ therefore most gladly i will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. therefore i take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. for when i am weak, then i am strong.”


but sometimes i wonder how the Lord is planning to use me.


because i feel just that helpless. useless. weak.


i felt bolder with my parents here. weird, huh?


i’m thirty years old but i found myself a little more confident with them around. i think it was just knowing they were there to help at any moment. if christian and i needed to take a quiet walk outside, they would be there to watch the kids. if christian and i were completely exhausted from that thing called parenting, they would step in and support us and back us up. when i went to the market, my mom was there to smile and throw her own english into the mix of my broken romanian and help even the stoic russian woman laugh a little.


and strangely enough, it was very, very, very comforting.


they also encouraged. they fixed things {toilets and outlets} and sewed things {birthday outfits and fitted sheets}. they encouraged us with a morning devotional and time of prayer. they cooked. they did dishes. they changed diapers. {okay that’s a lie…grammie changed diapers. but pops helped distract the diaper-changee if that makes it any better.}


sorry for the ramble. i probably shouldn’t be writing a blog post right about now. i’m mentally exhausted. i’m emotionally spent. i’ve cried my weekly monthly yearly amount of tears.


so keep that in mind if you find this post melancholy, depressing or just downright strange.


i actually just wanted to post a handful of my favorite pictures from the past two weeks. the rest will come later but these make me smile and i need a smile right about now.


dear grammie and pops,

you made the past two weeks amazing. we loved every second of it. please come back.

christian, marie, addy and mercy ♥




Marie Klein Burtt

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