Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's Thursday...time to join Farm Fresh for It's a Real Life! This weeks theme is Momentous Occasions. It's been fun searching through older photo albums looking for the pictures to post this week.

I am going to mention 5 Momentous Occasions. The 1st one occurred when I was 18 years old. I had graduated from High School and went away to YWAM (Youth with a Mission). This school was an academy of preforming arts. Half of our team preformed (acting and dance) Toy Maker and Son and went to Russia. The other half of the team formed a dance and singing team called Royal Priesthood and went to Guyana. I was on that team (and sang lower soprano). We spent 6 weeks in South America, singing at different Churchs and even at a larger Symposium. We also did various mercy type missions (painting, building, etc). It was such an amazing experience!! (In the pic. below I am the 5th girl in from the left...yes, the one with the big hair, down to my shoulders!)
7 Months after I returned home, Shaun proposed to me and we announced our engagment! We borrowed my Dad's camera and his tri-pod and took a whole roll of pictures of the two of us. This one has always been our favorite. We are up on a sandune at one of our favorite beaches (in Prince Edward Island, Canada).

Another 7 months (slowly!) passed and we got married!!!!
2 years later our baby boy was born! 2 years later his sister joined us! All my life my dream was to be a mommy and then later my dream was also to be married. I feel very blessed and I am thankful!

There are other Momentous Occasions like, Shaun graduating from College as a mature student, how I recovered from a Ectopic Pregnancy, my parents returning to Canada after being away for 10 years, meeting Sid and Cheryl and being mentored by them for 5 years, and even growing closer to God each day. I like my life. It isn't perfect...but it's mine and I like sharing it with Shaun, Josiah and Tirzah! ;o)


Farm Fresh Jessica said...

I can see why!

That picture on the beach is a good one.

I love how in your wedding picture he's SO treasuring you.

Jules said...

Great pictures! Isn't being a mommy the best thing in the world?

Jen E said...

I love these pictures! Beautiful post!

Jen said...

WOW Holly!!!
Terrific pictures!
Isn't it wonderful to get to live your dreams?!??!?!

Joy said...

Fantastic pics!!!

Mona said...

Thankyou for sharing these precious moments in your life with us.Now we are blessed too.

Amy said...

You should be very proud of your marriage, your husband and your children. You are a true testament to God's love.

Rhonda said...

Thanks for sharing! Those are beautiful occasions to remember. And I can tell that those momentous times have helped mold you into the beautiful woman, wife and mother that you are today.

I love the picture of you and your children. So sweet.