One Child.

I am completely and utterly exhausted, pooped out, worn out, running on fumes…or any other expression you’d like to use for the word “tired.” I’m quite sure that 100% of the other VBS workers are feeling the same way right now.

I’m truly enjoying my job as “VBS Photographer”…although quite honestly I am using the term “photographer” very loosely here. I still have no idea what I’m doing with that camera! {sigh} With the amount of pictures I had to take this week, I just decided to cheat and put my camera on automatic instead of trying to change the settings constantly through the manual option. And…{gasp}…I used a lot of flash as well. Especially indoors. It was so dark in the sanctuary that I really didn’t have a choice if I wanted any of the photos to turn out.

Anyway, since I had to be the photographer this year, that then enabled me to force a lot of my registration duties onto other people in the church. And now, being the photographer has allowed me to interact a lot more with the kiddos instead of always being stuck behind the registration table counting tickets out (the kids collect tickets all week that they’ll be using at our VBS Festival tomorrow night…I’ll write more about that whole event later.)

It took me until the second night to realize what a firecracker I had in this little dude…


When the camera wasn’t on him, he was quite a normal little child…

But, the instant he noticed that camera coming by his inner orneriness came lurching out with a vengeance…


He really knew how to ham it up…

He just totally had me in stitches anytime I was around him…such an incredibly funny little boy…and such a stinkin’ cutie-pie…

I hung in there and caught the “angel” part of him though too…

Just one little precious child we were able to reach out to this week. All the kids like him makes all the work that goes into this event so absolutely, completely worth it.