It happens to all of us…that moment or event that changes our lives forever!  Mine was as a child - the first time my uncle let me take a picture with his Polaroid camera and it developed right before my eyes.  I had taken the picture less than a minute before.  A moment in time, captured forever!  I still have that picture today...

I was never blessed to have children of my own; maybe that's why I get along with them so well!  I love kids; each one is so unique and quirky at the same time, and their emotions can change in the blink of an eye.  I look at them and wonder what things will change their lives and shape them for the future.  I am, however, lucky enough not only to have 10 nieces and nephews, I now have 8 great nieces and nephews.  I also have some very good friends that let me enjoy their children whenever I want.  No, I don't babysit!  But I get to take lots and lots of pictures of them.  One of my great nieces let's me take her picture, and then tells me to "make it bigger" as she already understands the workings of my camera, and she's only 4!  Scary..... :-)

I am blessed to be surrounded by family, good friends…and animals that make me laugh every day!