Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in spirit, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:3-12

Oh Lord,

Teach me to seek You and reveal yourself to me when I seek You.

For I cannot seek You unless You first teach me, nor find You unless You first reveal yourself to me.

Let me seek You in longing, and long for You in seeking.

Let me find You in love, and love You in finding.

~Saint Ambrose of Milan

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Name: Erin Yonke

Location: Aurora, IL

Info: I'm happily married to my husband and champion pro-life activist, Matt. I stay home with my three small boys; Ambrose (11/06), Peter (3/08), and Joseph (9/10).

Friday, December 14, 2007


Ambrose was terrific for his one-year portrait. I love every single shot. *sigh* Here's a sampling:

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Blogger Amanda said ... (December 15, 2007 6:23 AM) : 

beautiful pictures! i love his curls. i can't quite bring myself to trim nathan's hair in the back yet, i love the baby curls so much!


Blogger Matthew N. Petersen said ... (December 15, 2007 12:43 PM) : 

I really like those. He's really cute.


Blogger erin said ... (December 16, 2007 2:26 PM) : 

Amanda: Thank you! I love the curls, too--most of the time. Oftentimes it just looks really messy...but I can't bring myself to cut it. I'm not really attached to the hair, per se, just awfully attached to his babyhood and can't bring myself to admit that he's old enough to need a hair cut.

Matt: Thanks! I think so, too, but I'm biased.


Blogger Sarah said ... (December 17, 2007 7:41 PM) : 

why does he have better hair than my DAUGHTER? lol


Blogger John Jansen said ... (December 18, 2007 10:37 AM) : 

Cute boy you've got there.


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