One of the sweetest pictures in the world

It’s the whole thing…  the expression on Audrey’s face.  Her sandy hair, gently waving beneath her hand-me-down helmet.  The dress.  The lighting.


I made this picture the background on my computer, because there are many times — daily — when this darling girl pushes all the wrong buttons in me, and I have to decide to purposefully appreciate her, and this picture captures her fleeting sweetness, and makes it just a tad easier.  Part of me thinks it’s wrong for me to be swayed by her cuteness, but part of me is very appreciative for that soft spot in my heart for her sweet face, because if it wasn’t for that, I think I’d spend a lot MORE time than I already do, being frustrated with her.

This scene took place before a great deal of whining, fit-pitching, and general squealy unkindness, but we won’t go there…



About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on August 21, 2009, in Motherhood, The Kids. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This made me say “awwwww”.


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