I work a lot with children. It's a challenge but I love it. They make me move faster, think harder, and keep me on my toes at all times. I love being on their eye level and getting lost in their world.
I recently met AJ and his family for a studio session. He was bright and full of energy. A week later, I got to see him again during a viewing session with his parents.
When I got there, he gave me a big smile but left quickly. I saw him across the living room getting out a big box. In my mind, I thought he was trying to find something to do, while his parents were busy with me. After we got done and I was getting ready to leave, AJ ran over and handed me a picture. He said, "I made it for you!"
I was blowen away and so thankful for the gift. His thoughtful gesture meant more to me than anything I could ask for. As I was about to leave, he ran over and gave me a big hug. I was speechless. A kid, who I had met just a week ago for only a few hours, treating me with such kindness...
All I can say is I am so grateful for what I get to do. I am so blessed.