"I'm youth, I'm joy...I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg."
-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
The children chased each other and played with long, bendy willow branches amid Ojibway Island's mature trees. And on this beautiful autumn day, each in turn obliged their mothers and I with a quick sit-down so I could capture their precious faces.
Our families have built up relationships over the past couple of years through community groups, Bible studies in our homes, and adventures to Dow Gardens, and I've grown to love the bonds that have formed between us as we've traveled life together.
Our lives have since taken us on different journeys, but I'll always have a special place in my heart for these sweet kids and their mamas.