It seems a somewhat feeble ending….to end with something old rather than with something new but the last Daily Post Photo Challenge asks us to post favorites.
I wouldn’t classify this as my favorite post but it’s my first one, published in November of 2011, and although I don’t think I’ve revisited it in many years, it still explains exactly why I do this, and it contains one of my early favorite photos:
In the beginning I struggled with content so I found a photo challenge called P52 that another blogger hosted then switched over to the Daily Post Photo Challenge in January of 2013.
Over time the posts and the weeks just sort of piled up, one on top of the other, until six and a half years have gone by.
If I had to pick a favorite photo from all those years it would have to be this one of my granddaughter during Hurricane Harvey last year, caught in a moment of prayer for her parents, who had stayed behind in Houston to save their home and so her dad could work his shifts as a volunteer firefighter.
Is it technically perfect? Not at all. Do I care? Not at all. I snapped it quickly as I rounded the corner and found her there, in a totally unscripted moment of time, doing what I had suggested to my grandchildren they do when they were worried, scared, or missing their mom and dad.
And it says so much about what I care most about in life….my family and my faith.
That makes it “favorite” worthy.
As far as other favorites? I’m pretty sure whatever picture I took last is my new favorite. That’s what keeps me looking for, pausing, and taking that next shot every single day.
God willing, I’ll be doing it for many years to come.