Friday, October 1, 2010

My little photographer

Tonight Leslie has her first real photography job.  Since she never reads this blog, (she's way too cool) do you mind if I brag a little?
Leslie has always been the exact opposite of me. Quiet, thoughtful, moves through life at her own pace. Stubborn, very stubborn.  Takes a while for her to process everything.  This had led to tears, from both of us, frustrations, and me wondering what to do with her, while she was wondering, how she got stuck with a mother like me.

Somehow we have managed to make it through, and I was thinking today how much I like her. Of course I love her, but I really like her. She's everything cool I am not.  She has got incredible style, a creative eye, and the deepest sense of loyalty, good Lord she's loyal.

About two years ago she developed an interest in photography. This, after I had forced her to try everything from piano to cross country.  When I finally let her be her, she blossomed.  My computer is jammed packed with all sorts of pictures. Good pictures. Incredible pictures.  It makes me so proud to see her do her thing.

Tonight, friends of ours, that own their own media company, invited her to help out at a wedding.  I told her as she ran out the door, red hair flying, "Have fun!" but what I was really thinking was this...."tonight is where it all begins.  You are gonna be a spectacular photographer and this is your first gig!" 

Then I heard the words of her sweet daddy in my mind. He has said it to me so many times I have every word memorized...."She's gonna be fine, just let her be who she is."  Good advice Wayne, she is who she is and I love her so!


Roxanne said...

YAY! So excited for Leslie! And you're right, she's got a great eye. Can't wait to hear how it turns out!

Heather said...

We are so proud of her - she's definitely got the talent!

Anonymous said...

That brought tears to my eyes! Very sweet!

Chris, Lauren and Gage said...

Chris comes in the door last night. I say "how was it" and he of course shrugs and says "fine". I said did Leslie have a good time? He lit up, smiled, and that is a cool girl. He said I like her because you think she doesn't say a whole lot but then you get her away from everyone else and she has a lot to say. He said, and I quote "She isn't one of those stupid girls". He said and to top it off...she is going to be really good!

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