Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Actually, some are simply priceless.

I wrote an entire book trying to capture, in part, what this one picture shows so clearly.

My memoir went to the printer today for the final layout. I think of all the photos I could have chosen to include, this one was at the top of my list. Not because it caught an unbelievable moment. But because it perfectly captured who Mandi was in life.