Summer has finally arrived. I am so happy!! These images were taken last week when the weather was a bit colder but we needed to feel the earth between our toes. We needed to smell the life in the water. I look at these little children and I am trying so hard to raise kids that are themselves. I want them to be who they want to be and not who they think I want them to be. At the same time I want to teach them empathy, generosity, happiness and kindness.
I want them to be good at one thing. I think everyone should have a thing. You know, something they are known for. I want to teach my children that God loves them and knows them. That when life gets really hard He is there. But I don't want that belief to cause shame or heartache.
Sometimes I see great families and I think, how do you make a person great? You know? Sometimes I will even go up and ask them!!!! How do you help someone become their best self? How do we make OURSELVES our best self? Seriously, how? I would LOVE to hear your advice!