Yesterday, Eden stood by my side watching me edit and work on blog posts for quite some time. She was twirling around in her bright green dress when she crept up beside me and whispered in my ear, “Mommy, can you please take my picture?”
As a photographer, those words are convicting, because usually my children run from my camera, chanting phrases like “Not again. Please, mom, not again.” But for the past few weeks, I’ve been the one running. Running out the door to capture lots of beautiful moments of other people’s lives; and indeed, I love it. Yet, never to the extent that I miss opportunities to capture mine. So, in her tender and sweet little voice Eden reminded me to stop and freeze some precious memories of her.
We slipped on her leggings, found the really fun headband from my cousin Sarah and hand in hand walked outside for a little mini photo shoot. And I do mean mini. We’re talking 10 minutes. Yet, 10 grand minutes of undivided attention that meant the entire world to my little sweetheart, just before heading out to pick up her brothers from school.
These are a few of my favorites. It’s easy to see why she simply melts my heart. Thank you Eden for your sweet spirit and the truth you may never know you spoke to me when you whispered in my ear, “Mommy, can you please take my picture?” I love you girl.