Children are beautiful! They fill our home with life and goodness and simple pleasures that we sometimes forget as adults. Children keep us young and alive with a special vibrancy that only they are blessed with.
In the early years with diapers and feedings and baby nostalgia encircling my every hour of living, I found one simple little key for making the days wonderful; my exciting version of “take ten seconds” in a moment of anxiety. It is a simple little wonder that will serve you well many times over. When your child does something to try your patience, such as pouring soup over their head, “Take ten…take a picture.” No event is too small, the photo will be useful in more ways than you can imagine:
• The time to take a picture gives you at least ten seconds.
• It becomes a discussion piece with your child, later.
• You can laugh about it together many times over.
• Depending on the situation, the photo becomes a learning tool.
• They make great graduation open house photos – sure to be a hit.
So there you have it, Michelle’s tip of the century. I am showcasing one of these photos of our son when he was about twelve months old. Even though three of our children are grown, my advice is still “Take a picture.” Photos are a remembrance of the faith path we have been on and a nice reminder of many trying situations God has brought us through.
All the best to you and yours this day,