Monday, June 20, 2011

A father to the fatherless

My Dad returned home yesterday, on Father’s Day, from Bolivia where he was aiding and loving on families who do not have easy access to medical attention.  He was a part of team that was caring for the very basic of needs, and in doing so helping to illustrate that there is a father who loves them, a father who is concerned with their wellbeing.

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I am so grateful for my Dad.  To have a man who cheered for me, who wanted what was best for me, who read to me, who drove me all around the country (literally) so that I could pursue dreams, who loved me.

wallace117Dad.  A supporter.  A warrior.  A confidant.  A cheer-leader.  A protector.  What a role. 


Wednesday, June 15, 2011


And, it is finished.  Honestly, the past two years of life have been some of the most significant in my life.  There has been more trusting, more seeing the Lord’s provision, more delighting in my family, more friendships formed, more appreciation of simplicity – the list could go on and on.

It is rare when a chapter of life is ended so abruptly.  Usually, in my experience, life’s movements are more gradual.  But, graduation came – Donald walked – and our period of SMU life ended (minus returning to the awesome playground right off campus, that is a dallas gem!).  Oh my, I am so proud of him!  We are excited for the next phase of life for our family – yet thankful for the past two years (especially given in the last year!) to slow life down and enjoy the contentment of today.  I am thankful to have been taught these lessons and have them take root, I know they will bless our family in the future.

Here we are, all waiting for the fun to begin (we sat in the upper level – not too close to anyone – just perfect for toddlers and two itty-bitty’s)


Abi & Josh signing “I love you” too Doons – they were SO good during the ceremony!


The good lookin’ grad making his way up there…


Post ceremony – the freedom of the outdoors!

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And so it is done…Go Ponies!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Home & Processing

So, we’re at home.  For a week now.  Still processing the goodness of the past month.  More pictures to come soon, but here’s how we feel:



And here’s what awaited us:


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ahhhh, welcome summer

Oh yes, there is Memorial Day, but the way that summer is officially welcomed in the Wallace household (at least in my book) is a delicious BLT (with some extras to make it interesting – I need to, I average eating this delightful little sandwich at least 3 times a week in the summer) and a rejuvenating Arnold Palmer.  Oh yummy.

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Welcome, Summer – glad you’re here.

Sunday, June 5, 2011



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For three beautiful weeks spent with my precious family traveling.

For our home.

For the awesomeness and beauty of creation that we were able to witness and create amazing memories in.

For our family and community who love us; we are grateful to have dear people to return to.