Today is the last Joy of Luck assignment, and it ends on a high note. We are to consider (and photograph) our own personal rainbow, in a metaphorical sense. What will bring me luck in the future? What blessings do I have to look forward to? That one was pretty easy for me, since my family is such a blessing and I can only consider myself lucky for having the people and babies in my life that I do.
Obviously I didn't need to take this photo assignment literally and dress my kids in rainbows, but as luck would have it, Daddy put Jax in his multi-colored pj's last night. And I already have some photos I love of Em wearing her rainbow-striped sweater last fall (you can peruse them here, if you'd like, but I'm about to show you more). So since there is no way I'm wrangling JDubbs into a rainbow-colored t-shirt, rainbow photos of my kids will have to do. I'm sure you're all very shocked and saddened by that. Sarcasm.
I am so very lucky to have these two children: a beautiful boy and girl, just what everyone dreams of, as people continue to remind me (unnecessarily, I assure you). When we're in the grocery store and Em peeks her smiley face out from her bucket carseat, people always smile back and say, "Oh, and a girl, too!" (because of course they've already noticed Jax because he is that kid in aisle 8 screaming for the box of Crispix). "A boy and a girl. You're very lucky." And I always smile and genuinely respond, "Yes, I am." Two perfect, healthy children. My heart's content.
That was five months ago, as you can tell from the lack of knee-deep snow. Isn't she beautiful? I am beyond lucky to have her.
And then there's this guy.
I could not have asked for a sweeter, smarter, funnier, happier little guy than my baby boy. And growing into such a nice big brother. I sure am lucky that he came first and that we figured this whole family thing out together. My best buddy.
(Sidenote: This is what he says when I ask him if I'm his best friend. "Yes, Mama. And Emmy. And Daddy. And Lightning McQueen. And Mater." He's a pretty popular kid!)
And to top off the photo shoot, as I'm trying desperately to get a good photo of him in his rainbow pj's for this assignment, he sits down to color and I know that I will thankfully get a picture of him not moving. And what page does he turn to? The picture of a rainbow.
Now if that isn't a sign, I don't know what is!
I've so enjoyed this group of photo assignments, and always love a reason to step back and be grateful for all the blessings in my life. I truly am one of the luckiest girls I know, and I love being able to reflect on that and share the good news near and far.