these things we teach our children to love and watch them sense more than what they see

purple martins by Seth Hainesbayou bend by Seth Haines

We’re back from our visit to Louisiana with our laundry and bags scattered all over this house and we in and out of prayer for a grandfather we love. I’m thinking of home and how often we confuse love for a person with love for a place, how some places make our hearts swell, how sometimes we go back for ghosts, a dear love in the taste of bread pudding, love in coffee stains on a morning cup.
a thing passed down by Amber Haines
Louisiana Sky by Seth Haines————-

Seth @ The Mother Letter Project has such a good post today. He makes home so good.


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Reply March 23, 2009

What beautiful pictures. I especially like the one of the sun poking through the trees. It's not hard to see why this is a place you would love, and why your children would easily follow you there in the love for a place where roots grip far beneath the soil.

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Reply March 23, 2009

So absolutely wonderful.

My husband is from Louisiana, by the way! :D

Reply March 23, 2009

Oh my goodness, that picture of Ike and Seth is just perfect.

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Reply March 23, 2009

oh so pretty photos, amber. my prayers are with your (your children's?) grandfather, too.

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brooke robinson
Reply March 23, 2009

awesome pics! can't believe the pic of Ike and Seth! we'll stare at that in 20 years just speechless.
love you friend. SO glad you made it home safely.

Ann Voskamp
Reply March 24, 2009

when you've got a moment, scratch down another sentence or two, stream of words.
they flow from your veins and give life.

my, girl.
such a gift He has given, gift used to transfuse hope to wilted ones.

thank you.

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Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Reply March 25, 2009

Ah damn, you're home. Why did I only just now see you were here!?! Next time we're gettin' together, hopefully you'll be close. Close enough to squish our children together, and hug and cry and chatter away like we've known each other for eternity.

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