I’m writing to you from Nashville! I’ve been here a couple of days, and I am heading back home to Kentucky in about an hour.
I’m feeling a little sentimental today because it’s my birthday. 48 years old, y’all! WHAT?! How does that happen?!
Lately, I’ve been really reflective over the life God has given me and extremely grateful for each day I’ve been blessed with. The older I get, the more I cherish the people around me and every moment I get to spend with them. I treasure my family.
I think back to when Cy and I got married, and how young we were, and how we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. I remember being broke and searching for coins in the couch just to get a Coke from McDonald’s. haha!
And then one by one, the Lord brought four precious, adorable, full of energy and smiles, little boys into our lives and made us a family. The ballgames….the messes….the extra bed buddies….the bugs and the dirt….I’ve loved every minute of it.
And then somewhere out of nowhere….God brings a daughter and a sister to our family…Sania. And He taught us all a totally NEW kind of love….a BIGGER kind of love….a SWEETER kind of love.
And here we are now…The Hutchersons.
Crazy. Loud. Imperfect. Forgiven. Living and loving one day at a time.
And to think that in this ONE LIFE that I have been given, that I get to walk through it with these humans…. It brings tears to my eyes as I type. What have I done to deserve this?
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, JESUS!
Last week, Jonathan was home, and we needed to shoot a music video for STRANGERS. He and Luke planned it all out, and then we practiced together as a family. It was going to be a “one shot” video where Luke filmed us continuously without stopping.
Luke has found his “gift” in photography and videography, just like Jonathan found his in music. It has been so much fun to watch him pursue this passion.
Jonathan wanted his very first video to be at shot home with his family. He said, “Mom, this is the perfect first video. I’m doing what I love the most, with who I love the most, in the place I love the most…HOME.”
Those words made this mama’s heart fill up with joy.
And so as a family, we shot this video. Every single one of us are in it at some point. It will always be a very special memory for all of us.
If you click on the picture below, you can watch the video on youtube. We would love if you could watch it over there and then click on the “thumbs up” to say you like it, and if you can leave a comment…that is even better!
Thank you, friends! For being on this beautiful journey called LIFE with me. I am so honored to share it here with you, and on my birthday, I AM THANKFUL FOR THE GIFT OF YOU!!!