My mind is full of Matthew today. This morning's Bible study went well, but leading a lesson is always exhausting. and then there's the hurricane. My mom is in the Tropical Storm Warning zone, far enough from the coast that she's staying put. My brother drove down this morning so she's got company. I had lunch today with a friend who evacuated from the South Carolina coast. Many of my friends are hosting evacuees from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. At this point, it's hard to imagine it can be as bad as they're forecasting (and we're only hoping it's not worse).
So in light of all that - I thought I'd share two photos I found this morning. They made me smile and I think you'll enjoy them, too.
This is me (age three months), held by my grandfather. That mirror hung over the fireplace in their living room.
and this is Katie (age three years), also held by my grandfather in front of that same mirror.
I'm glad I didn't take the exact same photo because seeing the smile in my grandfather's eyes makes this one extra special. (and I think I might see a little bit of Charlie in Katie's smile... so far we think he looks like his dad, but maybe there is a little bit of his mama in him, too!)
Happy Thursday! and I hope any loved ones in Matthew's potential path are safe and sound elsewhere.