Friday, April 3, 2009

My Friend & I

This week at I Heart Faces, the theme is "My Friend and I." For the first time, I knew immediately what picture I wanted to use. This is one of my favorite pictures. Of all time.

I love it so much it makes my heart hurt, just a little. I adore both of these kids. My own daughter and Sabo (one of the kids we work with and who Adam mentors - to read his story, go here). The contrast between her bright baby-white skin and his chocolate skin, between her blessed life and his difficult one, between her soft glow and his hard shell, could not be more beautiful and bittersweet.

Sabo loves Jayci because we love Sabo. And we love Sabo because Christ loved us. Simple, beautiful truth.


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27 comments:

  1. Aww... that is such a sweet picture!!

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  2. What a beautiful picture and what a wonderful thing you are doing to help this young boy. You talk about your daughter's blessed life, but I think that Sabo can now count his life blessed because of you.

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  3. The contrasts you point out are so beautifully captured here. And I love the story you share along with it.

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  4. Absolutely stunning. My top pick of all the ones I've seen so far. I love the implicit theme of world's colliding...

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  5. Great picture, beautiful story.

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  6. What a beautiful picture very sweet!

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  7. I love the confident look in Sabo's eyes that comes from knowing he is loved and safe with you.

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  8. Very cute, love this entry! Great clarity!

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  9. This photo was made even more beautiful by the story behind it. Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

    ~Angie
    co-founder of iHeartFaces

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  10. Your entry is stunning. You are right, the contrast is what makes the picture so memorable. Great work! Your blog is adorable too. I have stopped by in previous weeks, but not sure that I have commented. Thank you for sharing you life, family and love of the Lord with the world.
    Also, thank you for your kind comments on my site. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

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  11. Oh my goodness! One of my favorites so far. I love it! And, what a beautiful story behind the photo as well!!! Great job!

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  12. oh, i love this picture. beautiful.

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  13. Oh my gosh! That is such an adorable photo! Just beautiful!

    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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  14. I really like the picture. But more than I like the picture? I like your description of it. Simple, beautiful truth it is.

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  15. love it - the contrast - visually and every other way - is incredible.

    Love what you guys do with those kids...

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  16. i love this photo. it's stunning!
    i agree... the contrast is beautiful. what a touching story of two beautiful souls that met because of Christ's love.

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  17. Oh wow, this is a beautiful shot!

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  18. Beautiful picture, even more so after reading the story. I hope he is doing better in school and knows how much your family loves and cares for him. Hopefully he can rely on that during the tough times!! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Beautiful picture & beautiful post!

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