I am in the process of taking Graham's two year photos. It is a process because I know I won't get my desired results after the first try. Graham is a BUSY boy these days, and will not sit still long enough to get his photo taken. And, when he finally does sit still, he does not usually look at me. Good thing the boy has beautiful eyelashes, because I have lots of photos of him looking down. He must get tired of looking at me all day! Oh, this child pushes me to the brink of my sanity every day. So, why do I love him so much it hurts?
I believe God is very creative in the ways He chooses to speak to His children. He knows us inside and out, and will speak to us in the ways He knows will best get our attention (at least this has been my experience). He speaks to me in my photos (maybe it's because He knows He will have my attention!). Don't get me wrong here, this is not some audible voice I hear streaming from the photographs I take. But, I have had several occasions when something about a photograph I am looking at or working with speaks to me. Sometimes it's a relationship that I am capturing, other times it's innocent eyes that are looking right at me. But, on this occasion, it was actual words, somewhat hidden in the background of my photograph. Look at this: Let me just assure you that those words, "God is with you always" came at a very opportune time for me. And, what a wonderful reminder for all of His children! What are the odds I would catch that exact angle? I love it when my Heavenly Father, omnipotent and omnipresent, chooses to stoop down and speak to me in a way only a daddy could.
"Sons are the anchors of a mother's life." -Sophocles
Isaac is 10 and is a fourth grader this year. He is the laughter of my days. He is dramatic, hilarious, smart, creative and has a great sense of humor. He loves LEGOS, Minecraft, Making stuff out of polymer clay, Taekwondo and music.
Graham is six years old. He is a kindergartner this year. He is the excitement and color of my days. He is obliviously hilarious, independent, snuggly, sweet and totally boy. He loves LEGOS, minecraft, eating, playing basketball and doing projects with mom and dad.
Grayson is 18 months old. He is the pure love of my days. He likes to do whatever his brothers are doing, he loves to snuggle with mama and get into stuff around the house. He loves his papa.