I took this picture one day in early spring. It was a quick kid photo shoot so I could update our pictures. Often we fail to get our own family pictures done (yes, my husband is a photographer) so I fill in the blanks with my own shots.
As I go back through photos this one always stands out to me. My little girl peeks out at me and I see the woman she will become. It is both a proud and frightening moment frozen in time. If I can do anything good for this gift of a child I hope to give her what I did not have. I pray she is confident in herself and wise in her choices and that she puts God at the center of her life.
I know the time will come soon enough when the things I have taught her will have to stand on their own. She will decide the direction of her life. But for now I hope that the time I have with her will stand still just a little bit longer.