catch me off guard

I was clicking through photos this morning in preparation for Christmas and I came across a photo that stopped me in my tracks.  It was not a photo from the Christmas concert or a photo of them doing something delightful.

It was almost a mistake. It was taken by my son as we walked along the street somewhere this fall.
Mid-step, we walk in the sun somewhere together.

Someday,this photo, as unintended as it was, will be so precious to me.

A little boy (who is not so little anymore) walking by my side everywhere we go.