Sometimes it's not actually about the photograph.
It might not seem be a good picture. It might be grainy, or out of focus. The background could be full of "recyclable toys" and patches of grassless yard and leaves that need raked. It's a picture that will most likely not make it's way to the annual holiday letter. But for some reason you still love it. Do you have these too?
Something about this imperfect picture captured a truthful still life of our days…. an every day sort of real moment of nothing and everything all wrapped up together.
I found my boy sitting in this bucket talking away to no one…. happily lost in his world of make believe amidst the chaos of our messy backyard. His favorite dump truck with him. For a while, I just watched. As soon as he heard the camera click he looked up at me and grinned and asked what I was doing…..
I was thinking the same thing about him.
I had broken the quiet with click of the camera….. and even though I snapped a photo of his sweet cheesy smile next, it didn't quite seem to sing to my mama heart the way this one does.