“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” -Ansel Adams

I captured this photo over the weekend.  It is not the greatest picture I’ve ever taken, nor is it anywhere near technically perfect.  There is something about it, though, that has drawn me back over and over during the last few days. 

One simple word:  LOVE

This is Chad’s dad.  The kids call him Gramps.  I call him Kim.  All of us adore him.  This picture, despite its flaws, captures perfectly the essence of the relationship between this man and my kids.  I don’t know if you can see it, but it jumped out to me.  Gramps is quite smitten for these little blondies and the feeling is mutual.

Ansel Adams quote is perfect for this picture. . .

What do I feel when I look at this photograph?  Thankful.  My heart is filled with thankfulness for the way this man pours into the lives of my little ones.  He, and my MIL, are a part of the fabric of our lives. . . pieces of thread that make us stronger, surer, and more complete simply by being who they are. 

Oh yes, I look into this photo and I see one thing. . . LOVE.

  • Adopted aunt - September 8, 2011 - 11:16 am

    Amen sweetie. Pure love all the way around. Just like my dad. I can't wait to get down there! Love you allReplyCancel

  • Trophy Life - September 8, 2011 - 12:38 pm

    little tears of joy for your kiddos to know and love their Gramps.ReplyCancel

  • Sassytimes - September 8, 2011 - 1:05 pm

    Some of the best photos are not technically perfect…it's the moment they capture that is perfect. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • lisa - September 8, 2011 - 2:35 pm

    that is a beautiful photo!! one to be cherished as they grow for sure!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ky • - September 9, 2011 - 9:15 pm

    My heart just skipped a beat.

    I'm not kidding.

    Summer: wow.ReplyCancel

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