Ashley Mosher Photography | Freedom

Freedom

June 26, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

As children, we have a sense of freedom that we seem to lose as adults.  A sort of carelessness for outer appearances, outer beauty.  We simply bask in our own glory and relish in the skin we live in.  In watching children, we see their confidence and their ability to love themselves despite their flaws.  And as adults, we look at them with the same eyes.  They are beautiful.  They are lovely.  They are perfect.

My girls wanted to play outside tonight before it was time for them to head off to dreamland.  An impromptu splash in the pool had us unplanned for bathing suits.  In our own private backyard, my almost 4 year old and almost 2 year old ran happily sans clothes.  They giggled.  They squealed.  They splashed in the water.  They smiled.  They grinned.  They played together.  In their young minds, they didn't think twice about what they looked like or what anyone else thought of them.  They simply lived in the moment.

I know the "birthday suit" days are short numbered now.  The notion that their childhood innocence is slipping away is pulling at my heart strings.  In a world where we have to be so careful and so aware, my job is to protect them with my hands, my knowledge and my love.

I will remind them every single day, every single chance that I get, that they are lovely.  They have souls of beauty.  They have hearts of gorgeousness.  Because at the end of the day, that's all that matters.


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