Why this picture of Baby Ella means so much to me

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Why does this picture mean so much to me today?

Because this is Baby Ella as happy as always. It says to me that, after being blessed with her for six months, Michelle Todd and I are doing more right than wrong when it comes to raising her.

It says to me that she is such a special gift from God, not because she’s beautiful or cute or the right percentile of this or doing that at this age, but because she’s just happy. This is a picture of a baby taken after a week when there was a fire in her house and she was moved in the middle of the night from all of the creature comforts we’ve tried to provide. She was stuck with just us. And she’s happy.

And we are blessed.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.