Look closely at the image below and you should be able to see two figures in the distance, one in red and one in blue. If you can’t see them, click on the image to make it larger and if after that you still can’t see them, go get your glasses and give it another try.
Okay, now for the brief backstory … John and I took Jersey Girl down to the river today so I could decide where to hide the clues for my treasure hunt on Wednesday. As I was taking pictures of hiding places and counting off paces and writing down the details needed for creating a treasure map, I happened to look up and notice that in the distance there was something happening that looked kind of interesting. So I snapped a series of photographs that after viewing I just had to share.
When we first walked through the meadow, I tried to teach JG how to hold a blade of grass between her thumbs and blow on to make a series of bird sounds. After working our way through multiple blades of grass with little success, we decided to try again later. When I saw JG with John’s video camera in hand, I knew that John was probably putting the lesson on tape.
Seeing him lift his hands up and hearing him make a few sounds that sounded a bit like a squawk confirmed what I had been thinking and I was glad that I had managed to catch their cute interaction if only from a distance.
The shot below was the one I couldn’t see clearly due to the distance, but by some bit of luck I managed to snap the image of a little budding director giving her granddad the thumbs up sign signaling a successful capture.
I can almost hear her saying, ” Got it, well done, Bapa. “
While the pictures above make me chuckle at the easy confident interaction I’ve witnessed many times between them, it’s the one below that makes my heart feel tender. I haven’t see the video JG made of her Bapa today, but from the look on their faces while reviewing the footage, I think it will certainly be something to remember.
Lovely! A priceless special moment – and you were truly in the right place at the right time.
That’s so lovely!
Lovely story and so beautifully written – it brought a tear to my eye. Great photos – especially ‘Thumbs up’. x
so beautiful. A girl and her grandpa. I get such joys from seeing my nieces with my dad because it makes me think of me and *his* father. Brings a smile to my face everytime, thinking of that special bond.
I guess that should be “joy,” but it certainly feels plural, not singular in my heart!! : )
Awww. Elizabeth you had me tearing up…this is one of the sweetest things ever. How precious and good is this time. Blessings to you!
I’m deeply touched!
Thank you for sharing this magical interaction!