that’s a HUGE statement coming from a photographer. i don’t know if i’ve ever actually pinned down just one favorite photograph.
and it has nothing to do with the point of focus, rule of thirds, depth of field, or exposure.
and it has everything to do with the subject and all the clutter.
it’s my little man acting like my big man.
not only was he being the PERFECT lil’ baby boy while his parents were cleaning up the office on sunday, but he just looked so darn cute sitting on that keyboard and exploring and clicking that mouse. (also, just LOOK at those ankles! it kills me every time!) and as i stared at it for a few minutes the photo started revealing other parts that make it so very special to me…
all of those red marks denote computer/computer things.
we currently have 9 working computers in our house right now. one of those is this iMac. the rest are his (either given to him or built from miscellaneous parts). my husband is a technology geek. he builds computers for fun. and takes them apart for fun. and i absolutely love him for it. it’s his thing. and i’m so thankful i’m sleeping with the IT guy. never have to worry about broken computers, blogs, etc. TMI? anyway, back to the photo…i just had this vision of caleb being 13 and geeking out with his dad over some new (or old) gadget. and in that moment he wasn’t my baby anymore. and it didn’t freak me out.
because he was made in his dad’s image, too. i often forget this as i spend most of my waking hours with him and his main caregiver, but as he grows older he will look to his dad for spiritual guidance, geeky things, and leadership skills.
and that doesn’t freak me out at all.
’cause i married a true man of God. one whom i fully trust to follow. he respects my needs as well as my wants. and when i submit to him as my husband and as caleb’s father i find safety on earth. (i know that the Lord is my true provider and has ultimate authority over my life…it’s just nice to have someone who feels and acts the same way).
and that’s why this is my most favorite photo ever.
because it reminds me why i am so excited to see my little man grow up to be like my big man.