It's true that I am rarely without my camera, and that I have nearly as many photos of my friends' children as I do my own. I love them, they are like an extension of my own family. Each child is so unique, and the fact that they are willing to let me capture that and still be themselves around me is such a blessing.
Friends are one of the many ways God extends His love to us. We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Over and over in my life, I have felt God's great love for me through these people. I never want to take for granted that they are a huge part of my life, and it encourages me to be that same kind of friend in return.
"Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2