Wasn't it just yesterday that I was gazing at all the amazing photographs of the participants (wondering why I even had the nerve to throw my photos into the mix) in Aimee's Greeblepix photography contest for October? Wasn't it?
Well, here we are again . . . I know! It flew by, that time.
This month Aimee asked us to try to find a photo that somehow meant "grateful" to us and I knew immediately which one I wanted to share. I couldn't find it last month and now, just like most things in life, I see that there may have been a reason for that because it fits perfectly into this month's theme.
This photo says "grateful" to me for so many reasons. I'm grateful that I'm married to a hero, a firefighter who inspires others, loves unconditionally and ignites the hopes and dreams in our children better than anyone, as evidenced by this photo of our oldest child.
I love this photograph because I can remember everything about that day so clearly, the way my children's faces beamed when they found out we were going to watch Daddy drill at the fire station that day.
The excitement in McRae's eyes when he learned that there would be a "real fire."
The concerned look in Wyatt's eyes as he stood by my side and asked questions about how Daddy was going to put that fire out, and what would happen if he didn't.
And the genuine playfulness that Katie brought to the day. For her, it was all about the fun, yes the fun, and nothing but the fun.
More shots from that day:
Having Fun, Katie, 2006
Heart . . . in . . . throat, McRae, 2006
Gulp, Brett, 2006
Roger Roger, Katie and Wyatt, 2006
With Daddy, 2006Wasn't it just yesterday?