CHARLIEAt Home Family Session in Washington, DC

I was so excited to catch up with this sweet family during my last trip to DC….it’s always great to see kids grow between sessions, and Charlie is FIVE now, and funnier and cuter than ever. We had a cozy Saturday morning session at home, reading and snuggling and jumping on the bed — because yes, when it’s picture day, you get to do things that might kinda be a no-no on other days…. ;-)

 

And while we were playing in Charlie’s bedroom, I was struck by the amazing garlands made up of paper cranes that hung over his windows…..I hadn’t heard about it before, but Charlie’s mom and dad told me there is a Japanese legend that if a sick person folds/holds one thousand paper cranes, God will grant a wish and restore health. Charlie’s cousin and his class made the cranes for Charlie when he was diagnosed with cancer (the class had read the book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”)…..which is just about the kindest and most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard….

 

Charlie — you are a strong and smart little guy (and the fact that you share my obsession with “The Sound of Music” is also just plain awesome.) I am sending every good wish your way……

 

 

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