On My Birthday

The sun hits the lake and the reflected light is difficult to bear. I have to close one eye to watch you playing at the water’s edge but I see you completely. I see the joy in your open-mouthed smile. I see your strength and purpose in the way your legs pound the sand as you walk. I see your independence and honor it for the gift it is rather than the curse I imagine. I want to keep this moment. I want to tuck it in my wallet like a faded picture. I admire you, all of you, and fall in love with you all over again.

Colleen said...
Zeca is getting so big... it is a beautiful picture too! It is unfortunate the moments cannot be captured to release at a time that they are driving us alittle nuts!

11:11 AM

sarah g said...
so sweet and beautiful.

11:55 AM

Kristin said...
Cute, sturdy little zeca.

7:54 AM