Sunday, June 6, 2010

every once in a while

I never saw the details in life until I stepped behind a camera. And by details, I don't mean colours and shapes...I mean moments....all the little pieces of this world that make it yours, that make it sing to you. I may have never discovered that if it weren't for Sophie coming into my life. I picked up a camera for this first time to capture my moments with her. And now I am able, every once in a while, to capture some of those moments for others...often through their children.

I don't have children, but when I see a mother's face light up when she looks at a photo I have taken of her child..a precious moment captured takes my breath away and the love that she has for that child becomes palpable. It is a simply wonderful thing. And I am so glad that I am able, every once in a while, to give that captured moment to them.

My four very best girlfriends in the world and I are gathering together at the end of this month for our annual cottage getaway. I cannot wait to see them...we have all not been together since Christmas. I have asked them to work around crazy schedules in order to get together for a photo shoot when we get back from our weekend. A photo shoot not of us, but of their children....all together...doing all the whimsical things that kids do. Seven wonderful little girls and boys who never fail to make me smile. And in whom I am able, every once and while, to see their mother's faces smiling back at me.