This photo essay seemed to really resonate with my friends on Facebook, because this is what real life looks like in families.
It's working out conflicts and making compromises and finding resolutions--together.
Problem, frustration, compromise, contemplation, solution. Toss a few million messes in there, and you've got family!
While every situation doesn't always wrap itself up neatly, to me this exchange with my daughter--captured via iPhotoBooth in my kitchen--echoes the Family Proclamation's declaration that "Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, [and] to provide for their spiritual and physical needs..."
On this day, Scarlett "needed" me to explain to her why she couldn't use a particular dismantled bed frame as a baby doll crib. And she "needed" me to help her find another place for her to play house.
This is life. And these moments are beautiful, if we can only slow down and realize that they are.
I am posting this as part of Celebrate Family...If you feel inspired, feel free to post your own photo essay about The Family Proclamation and link-up below!