I'm an artist and photographer, but above all I'm a Mom. And as a mother I firmly believe that childhood should be as whimsical and magical as possible. Because...as we adults know, our imaginations are fleeting and the grown-up world creeps in all too soon. Little ones only have a few brief years of being truly wonder-struck by something as simple as dressing up and playing pretend.
So as I sat in my sewing room, occasionally ignoring little people who were hungry, bored and looking for that missing shoe. I quietly sang..."Let me Sew, Let me Sew.. Turn around and shut that door!" Within a few weeks Nora's homemade costumes were finally complete. Then with a dab of lip-gloss, a swipe of mascara, and fancy hairdo. My sweet 4 year old was transformed into the real life "Elsa".
We were literally standing on snow and ice in the freezing air. Was she cold? No way, she was Elsa...the cold would not bother her. I just sat there and snapped pictures as she sang and acted out her favorite scenes from "FROZEN". And just like a lovely snowflake in the palm of my hand I knew the beauty of this day was rare, and would all too soon melt away.
As we drove home she started to drift off to sleep, but right before she closed her big blue eyes she said, " Momma, that was the best day of my life." Oh how I wish I could just "freeze" her at this age and in that moment... forever:)