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Archive for January 22nd, 2007

Catalina Island, August 2006

Two babies holding their toes. I don’t know what it is exactly about this picture that I love so much. Maybe it’s that soft hue on their skin that reminds me of warm days cooling down. Or the fact that Sophia looks so much littler in this picture. Her face so much fatter, and her hair a little finer. Or is it because I see two cousins infatuated with each other, loving each other, wanting to sit together on a lawn chair while so much is going on around them? (I love how the lumbar support for an adult serves as a head rest for them.)

Beautiful children. I never loved children in general as much as I do now. I always loved kids, but now I look at a child and see so much more: I see the pride (or lack thereof) of parents, and grandparents; I see a person changing in mind, body, and soul every single second; I see the awesome love of God in these wonderful kids. And I have to ask myself why I never saw any of this before.

I think Sophia has given me a reason to slow down a little bit. To, as they say, stop and smell the roses (literally – even fake ones). She gives me a reason to appreciate EVERYTHING so much more. Way too many things to count, so I’ll just say “thanks Sophia”, and leave it at that.

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