My heart on the outside

These guys:

daddy and his two boys in black and white

[9|52: my heart on the outside]

They have my heart.

They make me swell with wife- and mama-pride.

daddy playing with his boys

They make my belly hurt from laughing too hard.

They get under my skin and push my buttons like no one else can.

kids having fun with dad

They know me better than anyone else ever has.

They love me like no one else ever will.

say cheese daddy and kids

They give me purpose and meaning every. single. day.

They entertain me. A lot.

daddy loving his children

They sometimes perplex me… and always amaze me.

They are my heart, living on the outside.

daddy and baby and toddler playing

Today is my Sweet’s birthday. I’m so grateful for him – the one who changed my life forever when he asked me if I’d say “yes”.

Obviously the boys are pretty grateful for him too.

daddy wrestling with his little boys


Dear friends, what do ‘yours’ mean to you?


my heart on the outside: #9 of my 52 fotos project.
Linking in with other Project 52ers: Styleberry Blog and Courtney Kirkland.



About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


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