“I Want to Feel the Joy…”
The funny thing about tendencies and ideals is that you can look back on at what you always pictured for your life and it’ll look completely different. And you are 100% grateful for this.
During their Sunday ritual of waking slow and enjoying pancakes together the R family played the “would you rather” game. It came up that mother, Monica, was once more interested in city, condo living than cozy, country-home living. Now, the backyard is something she’d never give up. Having two girls, both under ten years old, that yard and the extra space have become favorite spots for the family to feel joy.
Monica and Joe describe this season of life as simply, joyful. The family is genuinely happy just being together. Scarlett and Kinsley love playing outside, climbing trees or running around with Winnie, the family dog. Snuggles, drawing games and bonfires are staples in their home.
What will this film mean to this family years down the road of life? Everything. True giggles, little hands and feet, missing teeth…it all becomes engrained in the everyday and we forget to remember. God willing, children grow up and form their own tendencies and ideals about the future. Whether the ideals stick is yet to be seen, but the reminder of the joy of a season can be owned through the lens of a camera. That, my friends, is pure magic.