a blog about a family hoping to live up to its street name...with everything constantly new and busy...we hope to be a family of simplicity, not of mind, but in life. A home full of love, life, and the Lord. Adding to a family means change, alot of change and this blog will be our journey - with pictures, stories, videos - this is our family, the ott family. dan, abby, benjamin, myers...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Guy Smiley

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die...a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance... Eccl.3...and i would like to add a time to smile.

I have a theory that i am going to give voice .... right now ....

The reason that children sometimes smile when they have gas is a merciful gift from the Lord. You see the picture and Benjamin looks like he is ecstatic with happiness, joy, elation, and all other synonyms for awesomeness, yet we know that he doesnt yet have the capacity to really control the smiles and put them together with those emotions breaks your heart there...and so he smiles when he has gas, so its a gas face, the mercy is that his smile lightens your mood, takes weight from your heart in spite of knowing that his stomach isnt right and his body is all mixed up....and so this time of pain for him and you as a parent - finds mercy and levity with a small smile .... and when you are awakened in the middle of the night to stomach issues and cries, when you are having trouble walking because of sleep deprevation, or feeling sane for not knowing even what you are thinking - we receive a smile

and our hearts smile, and we smile and dance in that moment...

- there is a season for everything, and we thank you Lord for it -

Cheers to my boy Guy.

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