Captured with your eyes

     My parents came to visit a few weeks back.  It may be their last opportunity to come see us in our home as traveling is difficult for them now.  I had every intention of having my camera out the whole time and even dreamed of doing a small portrait session with them.  But that never happened.  Sure, I took some pictures of them with my boys and my youngest even swapped places with me so I would be in a few.  But many of the captured moments never happened with my camera.  It was only in my mind.  My youngest son once told me that some of the events in our life should only be enjoyed with your eyes - without the camera in front of them.  This was one of those times.  I wanted to be fully present during their time here and look at them with my eyes, not my camera lens.