This is out of order, but I JUST FOUND OUT THAT AN AWESOME FRIEND IS COMING TO VISIT ME AND I'M SO STINKIN' EXCITED I CAN BARELY STAND IT!!!!
Sorry for sort of shouting that at you.
Be grateful that you aren't usually around right when I experience some of my more exciting Joyful Moments. Generally, I have a little more time to process them so I can share them with you in a calm and dignified manner.
Because I know "dignified" is one of the first words you use when asked to describe me.
And I know you're asked to describe me all the time.
Anyway, I just opened the email informing me of that sweeeeeet Joyful Moment, so I had to share it with you in all of its brand new excitement.
Back to our ordered and orderly posting now.
This morning I had the privilege of honoring the memory of a friend's son who died in a car accident two years ago today. Another friend organized a service project and so, a large group of us were able to beautify one of the city's most beautiful spots. It was heartbreaking to recall the tragedy itself, but still a Joyful Moment to be able to do something good in his memory.
I brought along the daughter of my friend who is moving since she won't start school until they reach their new location. After the service project, I took the kids to the zoo because we were in the neighborhood. Again, it was a little bit sad because she's one of Sweet P's best friends and of course, Sweet P was in school and therefore had to miss out, but the friend, Little M, and Baby B had a great time. We even got to ride the train with some other friends.
And that friend was helping me learn a bit more about my camera and helped me achieve this shot. Kinda cool.
Joyful Moment to see that I took the shot just the way I intended it and Joyful Moment for Little M who was delighted to have caught this pretty flutterby.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments that must be shared in all caps!