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I took hundreds of pictures of my children.   The problem is, when Zachary looked bad, looked distant, stressed out, had red cheeks, etc., I'd simply write that off as "a bad picture" rather than seeing the picture for what it truly was - a snapshot of a very sick child!

It had been so easy to do...along with the "bad pictures", there were "good ones", the ones I cherished, the ones in which his cheeks were "normal" because his "face mask ointment", as I called it, had been applied and "took away" the redness.   There were times when he seemed "happy", when he seemed to be looking at me, etc.   Looking back, I realize his "laughter" was probably from a hallucination resulting from the natural opiate he got from casein and gluten and that when I thought he was looking "at me", he was really "looking past me" or "through me"...or possibly simply looking at the flashing camera.  I hadn't seen the pictures for what they were!   I only wanted "the good pictures" and quickly filed the others away...out of sight, out of mind!

I urge parents not to make the same mistake I made.   It was so easy to do... not to see it!   But, it's very true what they say:   "A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words"... so, when looking at a "picture", see it for what it is really telling you!  Don't just look for "the good ones"... look closely at the "bad ones"...they are most likely the ones with the "real story" to tell!

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