One-thousand words: The things that matter

Sometimes we need a reminder that there are more important things in the world than football stadiums, bases on the moon, or political squabbles.

This picture is one such reminder:


Photographer Stephen Geffre of Minneapolis took this picture of his wife, Michelle Shaffner, and child, Thomas, and posted on his Facebook page with this explanation:

“Holding it together while your kids is suffering is a hard thing to do. Most of the time you find the strength because that is what you have to do as a parent. Yet there is that time when tiredness, fatigue, stress and sadness all converge and you have to let go. Today was that time for Michelle.”

We look forward to seeing another picture soon with lots of smiles.

(h/t: Curtis Gilbert)