A couple of Monday’s ago, on my Life Thru the Macro post on Nate’s blog, I talked about Jace’s blessing. As is the tradition at church, we presented Jace before the congregation and Nate gave him a name and a blessing. It was a beautiful experience. In that post, I spoke about my fears as a mother, about how in this day and age, there has never been a greater need to instill in our children the standards and values that we hope they can live by. The world is a dark place… new evils and evils as old as Cain himself seem to rampage through the Earth. At the same time, I am filled with hope. Filled with the knowledge, that our special little boy Jace is unique, and ‘strong and courageous’. There is no need to despair, because I have to believe that good will prevail. Here are some shots of our little family, and of the light of our life, Jace [taken by our sweet Mama photographer, Jen Perkes].