I am finding that a lot of my photos are a split second decision. There isn’t an elaborate plan most days. I see something that I like and I take fractions of a second to decide if it is worth it to get my camera.
Will the photo I envision still be there in a few seconds after I get my camera settings correct? Will my subjects notice the camera and stop doing what I saw? Should I just sit here and enjoy the moment because it might not be there in a few seconds?
This was no different. My boys were playing on my phone together. They were being nice to each other. There was sharing and kind words. It was amazing!
I took a few moments to take it in. Let the joy in the room shower over me and then I carefully scooted off the bed while trying not to disturb them. I ran to the kitchen and grabbed my camera and a memory card. As I walked back I messed with the settings and got it to where I thought would be about right.
It was too! I gently sat down on the bed and pulled my camera up to my face. They hadn’t noticed anything. I clicked a few photos and then I readjusted to get a better angle.
This is when the lil’ man noticed me. He started grinning and posing for the photos. Thankfully, Lucas playing recaptured Michael’s attention and I was able to get this photo.
I know it isn’t perfect to the outside critical world, but to me it is everything. These boys are my heart. I love to see them together and loving each other.
I guess it’s one of those things where you realize you haven’t screwed up your kids. By God’s grace, we are all doing ok.