The little engine that could. To trust in yourself to take that next step you think is going to be hard. To have the determination to take one step at a time, knowing that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Brandon is meeting the walking challenge with a smile. It is funny because he will sometimes sway to the left or right, but he gets going in the right direction eventually. he is a supreme example of the will to move on.

This was in the evening after a day of not taking his naps cuz he has not been feeling very well, and he still has the smile that warms the heart.


And little Mackenzie, she is a believer too. She has fought odds and kept on plugging. From a 2 pound baby to 6 pounds in this photo. It will be neat to see how her personality starts to come out. She can make more contortions with her face, she is very expressive.  It is hard to believe that just a year ago, Brandon was that same size.  They bring hope and faith to the surface for me. They show me the miracle of life. They remind me that life is more then work, more then chores. Life is about the children, family, love, and sharing.

100_4189 Work is really busy right now, and not going to get any less busier in the days to come. I love the people I work with, and I guess in a small way we have the same will to move on. Sometimes it is hard to do everything first… stacking things and knowing they all are important. We are faced with all sorts of challenges and first steps at work too.  I am not sure we make them with the same smile that Brandon does his steps, but we should.

Life is too short… we need to learn from the children to have that faith, that love, that thrill of taking steps. May you find peace and faith in the steps that lie ahead.

Love, Mrs justa…