Well…here I am again…another week, another effort. LOL I have to say, this week was not easy, because there are so many interpretations for JOY. Some have a quiet joy, some have a boisterious, hard-to-catch-with-the-camera, joy…and some joy is with tears. So I went through my photos to see if I had one that jumped out at me….
And I ultimately decided on this one. I have had these 2 little ones since they were LITTLE…babies really…and they were both fostered and grew up together in the same home. Jeffrey was adopted first a few months earlier, and as a surprise for their mom, I did pictures with Christina on her adoption day while mom was getting ready. I asked Jeffrey how excited he was that Christina would be his OFFICIAL sister, and this was his reply:
WOW…and if kids were difficult to pick…ADULTS are even harder! LOL
The photo I chose makes me cry. Just the memory of that day, and what the photo means to me, makes me well up with tears every time. My Mom had a very difficult year health-wise the year before with 3 strokes, a heart attack, and then 3 weeks later, full kidney failure. Each of these events meant death for my Mom, but God saved her from each one, but the recovery was long, and slow, and bleak, but she made it. So last summer on her birthday that we didn’t think she’d ever make it to, we celebrated HUGE! This was just one of those tender moments between my parents that I was lucky enough to capture from that day.
Their joy in each other, in God Himself, and their joy in LIFE was evident:
Now…click on the I HEART FACES logos above and it will take you to the website so you can check out other entries! Oh and my Mom will SHOOT me if she knew I posted this photo…so nobody tell…. 😉