Growing up, I always wished for a sister (in addition to brother of course!). But that didn't happen. So when the thoughts began of my own children, I definitely wanted a girl. And we got lucky and our first was a special little girl. And I still see her that way.
Second was a boy, and he of course is just as special. Valentine's day reminds me of passing cards in my own classrooms, and making the day special for my kids.
This image is one of my best from the recent Ixtapa trip. You'll note the small aperture - I was shooting long exposure shots when she caught my attention. Luckily the settings worked beautifully for me to capture two of my favorites: the Pacific Ocean, and someone's special Valentine girl.
[And happy Valentine's to you, faithful blog reader!]