Friday, December 5, 2008

{Photo Story Friday} The Best Laid Plans

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
Or as Robert Burns says in To a Mouse
“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft a-gley.”
I love taking pictures of my little one, but he's just not at an age where he will sit still and pose. The other day I decided it was time to take a new portrait so I dressed my son up, did his hair, and arranged with my neighbor to take a picture on his beautiful front porch. I even packed a pocket full of fruit snacks to use as portrait bribes. Despite all these preparations, I still ended up with a mid-chew nearly perfect picture.

But you know what? That's okay. I've learned to be okay with my nearly perfect picture, my nearly perfect life. It's hard and stressful when things don't go as planned, but as a man I look up to, Joseph B. Wirthlin, recently taught me: "Come what may, and love it." Things aren't always perfect, and that's okay. Life's a journey to enjoy not a destination to dream about, right? Come what may, I love it.

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


3 comments:

Aubs said...

Do you wanna hear something ironic? I just gave a talk on Elder Wirthlin's talk last Sunday. Seriously one of his best. I love Liam's adorable picture. The trick is to get someone out there trying to get his attention. :) who's porch?

Joyce said...

That's a great attitude to have, to avoid fretting about every little (or big) thing.

The pic of your son is beautiful. :)

Jennifer said...

Mine won't stay still either. Maybe someday they'll invent a glue or a pill or something!

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