But no smiles ensued. In fact for the first time in the last 6 weeks I heard her say "I want my mom." After trying to encourage her with toys, and offer snacks and to play with her, I finally decided to leave her be. But I didn't put the camera down. I clicked away. And ever so slowly, I caught her wanting to peek at me. She'd try to look away, but I'd catch her. And a game ensued. I wasn't sure of what I was getting so I finally plopped the card into the reader and looked. That is when I heard it. The giggling. "That's me!" She exclaimed. "Do it again!" The morning flew by. The smiles were now out in force. Who knew it would take a camera to save the day? Turns out it wasn't much of a "couch day" after all.
I am so inspired sometimes by the powerful voices of so many different bloggers. If you love solid and powerful writing you will not want to miss this post. Please visit Janine at Sniffles and Smiles for this most moving piece of writing. Beth at Be yourself everyone else is taken gives you some food for thought in her beautiful piece about not being too quick to rush to judgement and has great photos to boot!