Though yesterday was a chilly and cloudy day, we took advantage of time off from school to take some photos. My daughter's boyfriend was needing his senior pictures done during this break so we took to the great outdoors for some shots.
My son accompanied us too, as we headed to the alleyways, steps of old buildings and a nearby park. I snapped these photographs of moments spent away from the everyday pressures of work and studies.
Though I needed posed pictures, the fun and playful ones seemed to capture their spirit the best. The laughter was contagious and their youthfulness, just what I needed on this day.
I've long known that it is the exuberance of my children that keeps me young. When my disposition becomes cloudy and my thoughts muddled down, it is the radiance of their smiles and unconditional love that lets me soar again. They make up so many chapters of my life and help keep things in perspective.
I think I need to play in the park more often...