My daughter is 5 now (she was 3 in this photo), and growing so fast. It's incredible to me how much she changes every single day.
It struck me today, while looking at this photo, that we raise our kids to walk away from us. We raise them to know how to live their lives without us. From the moment they are born, they move farther away, little by little. So many times I wish that I could take them back to the baby days, to bring them closer again, and yet, that’s not how it’s supposed to work. They are supposed to walk away, and I am supposed to let them. Looking at this photo reminds me that my time is NOW. Now is my chance to teach them, to train them, to prepare them to live their lives. If I miss today, I’ll never get it back…. So I am determined to enjoy every moment and make sure that when the day comes, they are fully prepared to walk away and live their best lives, the lives God has planned for them. The walking away, the letting go, is the beginning of their story, and I get to help write it.
For me this layout is all about the memories and the feelings I was trying to express, not about the technical elements of it's creation. Sometimes, art is like that, you know? It's about what comes out when you put your emotions on the page. And that's what this is for me.
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