as the journalling describes, these aren't the photos i was 'going' for...but as life goes, sometimes what you get instead turns out to be a bigger blessing. the title is taken from a song by Sara Groves whose lyrics kept going through my mind as i was creating this, though admittedly, her theme is a little deeper than simply capturing life from behind the lens.

journalling reads:
The photo I wanted was one of the boys in their Green Belts... a simple documentation of their progress after 7 months of Taekwondo.
But Jordan decided to join in because, she said, she just wanted a picture of herself with her brothers. I couldn’t say no... and of course everyone got silly fast.
So what I got instead were precious photos of real Love & special smiles of real Joy...and the realization that sometimes what I thought I wanted isn’t nearly as beautiful as what I get instead.

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