every once in a while something catches your eye and you know it's going to be an instant classic. the picture above is one of those "somethings". i call it Our Mama. we went out to take family pictures but i was ill equipped and didn't have a tripod. and it was cold and windy, and the sun was setting fast so the light was soon disappearing. so i'd set up my camera to just start snapping a bunch of pictures every few seconds. this is one of the ones taken while i was still trying to balance it on the hood of our minivan, before i ran over to be in the picture.
btw: click on the picture to see a bigger version
i just love how it captures the important central role Deborah plays in the lives of our girls. as she shapes and molds them into women of God. Happy Mother's Day.
here's some other Mother's Day "instant classics" that i enjoy:
although not an instant classic like the one above, i just couldn't resist this close runner up:
in case you wondered what being a daddy of 6 girls is like: (anna is hanging on too behind me. you can see her hand below my chin and her other arm around my right shoulder.)