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Thursday, May 3, 2018

an ordinary miracle


The Arizona teachers are on the 6th day of their walk out. I will gladly support them for as long as it takes, but I say this easily since I've really been enjoying my extra time with the kiddos.

Yesterday was get-out-of-the-house-and-enjoy-the-ridiculously-amazing-weather day while we practiced our cart wheels and hand stands. And by "we" and "our" I mean "they." I'd surely break if I even attempted a cart wheel.

Then I took this pic.
I didn't think much of it.

Then as it often happens, I stumbled across this frame in editing and loved it so so much more. It just made me smile. It made me happy! You can't even see his face and yet one knows that there's likely a huge grin on his face at he's trying. I even love the fact that you can see one of his big scars since it's one of the things that makes him so brave! This is what I had in mind way back when... this joy, these moments. 

A student and now friend, Jamie, commented when I showed her this image
I wouldn't have looked for the scar without you mentioning it, but I love how it captures pieces of his past and juxtaposes them against the sheer joy of this moment. 

And with that she put into words the amazingness of the moment, another little ordinary miracles that I've been blessed to be a part of in the right here and right now. 
Thank you, Jamie. Thank you for reminding me of why photography is so important in my life and how it continually remind me of what is truly important in my life.

3 comments:

  1. Perfect shots! I love the expression on his face in the last one.....oh & the the toothless grin:)

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  2. What fabulous shots. I love how your photographs seem to freeze time. So glad your kids have this record. Those long lazy outdoor days are my favorite childhood memories.

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    1. "I love how your photographs seem to freeze time." I love this! What an amazing compliment! Thank you!

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