There is one photo of our dear daughter that brings me such joy that I literally swell and puff up with emotion, pivoting from almost crying to feeling a warm wave of blessings, like a fever dream, wrapped in abundance. How DID I get so lucky?
Sure, other photos have come and gone over the years, especially now that our ‘baby’ is no such thing. She’s grown and smart and accomplished and being near her, still, renders her sweet papa nearly speechless.
She’s the best of both of us and we see it in the lovely adult she’s become. Thoughtful and kind? Absolutely! But she’s equal parts savvy about the world and the people in it. With a tendency toward trust, she’s been burned a bit, but manages to dust herself off, shoo away the ashes and messy memories and move forward.
I don’t know whether she gets the stamina and resolve from the hubster or from me. Maybe she received a double dose? No matter. We’re just grateful.
Every now and again, I ponder the idea of starting a project where I caption endearing family photos — daring to use my imagination as I meander and crawl into the head and heart of loved ones, memorialized forever in a photograph. Just for today, I’m going to give it a whirl and play my very own game of “caption me”. Tell me what you think…
Look closely at our DD, dear daughter’s expression. Based on that, and how her hand is gently touching the scruff on her papa’s face, I hear her thinking, “Hey mom. Life is pretty good from where I’m at. I love my papa, but I see you. I love you, too.”
Wednesday hugs, from all three of us,