Oh. My. Word. I wanted to take her home with me. She was sassy. She was spunky. She let her momma curl her long golden hair. She asked me to get up on the amphitheater stage to sing with her. And I did.
We sang the Hannah Montana theme song.. in case you wanted to know.
And then, she made me chuckle as she started break dancing.. commanding me to take pictures of her while she was busting a move. And I did.
Her daddy is deployed and they are surprising him with pictures. I thought it was fitting to post this munchkin on Veteran’s Day, as a reminder of what a great sacrifice their Dads and Moms make to serve our country. What they might miss out on while fighting for our freedom.. I am overwhelmingly honored that I was able to capture her spirit.
I know that the ins and outs of parenting day after day is long and trying and exhausting, especially if you have to do it alone some/most/all of the time. I don’t know how military spouses do it.. I just don’t. My heart would crack in two if my 4 year old wanted to break dance and I couldn’t see it….
This session wasn’t for me. It’s not even about me. But I was blessed in spite of that.
Blessed to see a mom working really hard to raise a 4 year old and an 18 month old while Dad is gone..
Blessed to participate in a small moment of their lives..
Blessed to be able to send a package in the mail so Dad won’t miss the break dancing..
One of my favorite quotes of all times seems so fitting here.
Life is Hard. God is Good. Let’s Dance.