Kids love finding secret, small places that quickly become their own little “world” for awhile. Whether it’s the cheap IKEA tent out in the backyard or the fort made of blankets in the living room on a rainy day, the excitement is so fun to watch as they scamper about, looking for ways to have an adventure in their “new” space.
This week’s challenge brought to mind this photo from a few weeks ago. We were visiting family in Grandma Mira’s backyard and L was having fun creating his own little hiding place with the lawn chair. I thought it was cute that he was just a few feet away from the other kids playing in the yard but I could tell he was in his own little world in that chair.
To figure out what I wanted to capture for this challenge, I needed to phrase the word “Opportunity” into a sentence of some kind (must be that “language” side of my brain kicking in). So I thought of a few things like “If given the opportunity…” and “I had the opportunity to…” and finally “What gives you opportunity?”
That last sentence reminded me of the answer to a question I once asked of a boss of mine. “If one of your children wasn’t sure if they needed a college degree or not, what would you tell them?” His answer was simple. “A degree is simply a key. It unlocks doors you can not get through otherwise.”
Somehow that conversation with my boss led me to thinking about the unknown opportunities that are awaiting our newest “member” of my little family.
His name is Sergio. He lives with his 3 siblings and parents in Africa. I don’t know very much about Sergio right now, but I hope to get to know him and his family in the months and years to come. Sergio is our newest Compassion child we are supporting. He was “hand picked” by D last week after our Sunday church service. Our 1st Compassion child has been a part of Hubs’ life since he was a young boy and is now 20 years old. I had been wanting to include the boys in this type of decision for awhile and when the opportunity arose last week, I jumped on it.
When I saw the photo challenge this week included the word “pink” I almost wrote it off. There is not a shred of pink to be found in my house, let alone any kind of pink that could be considered “tickled.”
But this little girl was at the farm we visited yesterday as part of a school field trip and I grabbed a few snaps of her as she fed a baby goat.
Cute? Yep. Pink? Got it. Tickled? You decide.
This week’s WordPress photo challenge is a photo interpretation of “possibility.” The first place my mind went to was our engagement day. Hubs picked me up at my condo in the early afternoon on a spring day in 2004. He gave me a card that contained a riddle. That led to another location with another card and riddle. Eventually we up at Lake Las Vegas to take a walk on the bridge and that’s when he got down on one knee and proposed.
Saying “yes” to my wonderful man opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me.
Along with the Post A Day Challenge that I’m doing in October, WordPress offers up a Weekly Photo Challenge every Friday. I know I said yesterday that I would continue my Media Dilemma thoughts today, but, this is easier and I have the perfect picture for the challenge.
I’ve wanted to use this picture for some time now. After school each day, L goes down for nap and D rests on a blanket near some books and puzzles. He’s fallen asleep once or twice but most days he is either delving into his books or having a rousing time of doing his puzzles over and over again. Either way, it gives me time to rest or catch up; I’ve even been able to catch a nap now and then.
The familiar routine throughout the week is a comfort for me and my kids. What depicts comfort for you?