It's not always easy to get a good photograph of Josi that truly shows a glimpse into her unique personality, but yesterday my camera finally captured some of her best 'look's to date. One of my favorites is in the header. She actually gave me a sweet, relaxed smile--no easy thing I must say.
Pensive...taking it all in.
Her "Really Mom?!" look. She's a teenager through and through.
Her, "Ok so what's next?" look.
I don't get too many smiles when I ask for one so this is her typical "Say Cheese" look.
Ah, yes...the tenacious side of Josi. Some call it stubborn. hahaha
And then through the lense I saw these next two shots. A stunningly beautiful girl with so many promises and possibilities. She is more like her peers than she is different. She likes jewelry, painting her nails, wearing pretty dresses (and wearing her jean shorts and t-shirts the other 99% of the time).
These shots reminded me to focus on Seeing The Up Side of Down and that there is way more typical about Josi than not. There is sweetness and compassion along with the quirky and the cantankerous. There is fun-loving and silliness along with her times of introversion and shyness. There is independence and self-sufficiency along with her neediness. In other words, she is just who God intended her to be. It's all a matter of perspective which, by the grace of God, I can adjust to be more like His than the world's.