This week's theme at I Heart Faces is, Best Face Photo of 2012. I took so many images of cute little faces this year but this one is bittersweet. I was in Honduras on a mission trip to bring encouragement to pastor's wives and also to help with a medical outreach in the villages. One afternoon, we took the pastor's wives shopping as a treat and this little girl was the daughter of one of them. During the bus ride to the market, she was very shy. She continued to watch me and then gradually got braver. She eventually popped up and over the seat of the bus to give me this little grin. I love so much about this image. The bus. The way you can see hints of dirt around her mouth. The hand of her Mama, ready in the wings to grab her if she lost her balance. Her Mama's hand...the hand of a woman who works hard in less than optimal conditions. But most of all, this little girl's spirit shines through.
I am a mom to ten great kids, 6 of whom have 'special needs,' and wife to a wonderful man, who is a gift from God. God has let us get a glimpse of His heart for the fatherless, and He is allowing us to be a small part of His mission to them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FAVORITE QUOTES: Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God. --Bob Pierce ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming, "Wow, what a ride!!!"---Unknown
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Those who never learn to laugh at themselves miss many opportunities to be amused. --unknown
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
"When people fear their government there is tyranny, when government fears the people there is freedom."