It was her tenth birthday. She was tired. Moody. Overwhelmed. I pressured her for a photo and I felt horrible.
But. I love her with my everything. She loves me with her everything. And now I have these photographs for my life … and her life.
I can see her emotions, feel her attitude, feel her strength. I can see her raw beauty and glimpses of what she will look like in another ten years. I can see her initial frustration… then I can see her love and forgiveness.
I can see my Bella. Just as she is right now. La mia Bella Jane.