I'm glad Heather saved some glimpses of those moments, but it strikes me how pictures almost always fail to tell the whole story. Life tends to seem a bit cleaner in pictures.
For example: None of these photos accurately portray how Heather had to hose the boys off
before they could set foot in our house because they had sand caked everywhere. Or how they then had to take baths because, for real, the sand was everywhere.
The pictures don't show how frustrating it is when the batteries go out on your camera and the back-ups are nowhere to be found.
The shots also don't quite capture what it's like not to be there. That's why God gave us words like dookie.