Photos I Love: Chase’s Goggles


I love this picture!
It reminds me of a fun weekend road trip we took to Seattle, but that’s not why I love it. I love it for what happened right after I snapped it. My sweet little Chase, who by the way, rarely looks at the camera, made his way urgently to the side of the pool and immediately burst into tears “Chase, what’s the matter?” I asked.
“Oh, Mom, I’m so sad (sob, sob). I can’t find my goggles, and I wanted to wear them in the picture like Clark did, and I can’t find them, and I think they’re lost.”
Chase, I said, trying not to laugh, “Don’t cry honey. I know where your goggles are.”
“You do mom?”
“Yes, sweetheart, I do. Take your hand and go like this,” (as I touched the top of my head.)
“Oh thanks Mom. Thanks! Can we take another picture now?”

NOTE: I am undertaking a project to publish my Photos I Love album pages on my blog. I’m also sharing this project with students in my Inspired Scrapbooking workshop. We are focused on family stories this month (March 2014) and I’ve been thinking a LOT about the stories that are hidden away in my many scrapbooks. I am keen to get these stories online, so that A) they are archived and B) they are shareable. 

The big picture message behind this cute picture is the fact that sometimes the answers to life’s perplexing questions are so close, like the googles on Chase’s head, that we don’t see them. We don’t realize how easy or obvious they are. When the answer becomes clear, the fog of frustration lifts and we find new energy and excitement for moving forward with opportunities. 

Good stuff.
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  1. Karen Freeman says:

    Excellent. Love it! I’m working on my PIL album too.

  2. Oh Stacy, I love your personal perspectives. You are such a blessing. What a gift you have. Thank you for sharing these. Blessings to you!
    aka grandmagina
    aka pollyanna

  3. Nicky H (senovia) says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that story! TFS!!

  4. TracyBzz says:

    “Don’t cry honey. I know where your goggles are.”

    Don’t you wish all of your kids’ problems were that easily solved? Looking back now I realize that the things I thought were hard about babies/toddlers/pre-schoolers weren’t really that hard. As I approach the teen years with 2 daughters I see the hard things that are to come, yikes! Of course lots of good things happen at all the ages too.

  5. Stacy, I love the last 4 stories you’ve told! I just made a layout of one of my favorite baby photos of my son and the story behind it. I temporarily put it in an album of special older stories (mostly about my childhood) and now I’m thinking that album should probably be its permanent home!

    I recently discovered a website I think you will LOVE. Go check out when you want to be inspired!

  6. Oops! It should be!

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