Biggest Little Fan

Having a chat with Emorie, my biggest little fan.

Having a chat with Emorie, my biggest little fan.

Some days on the road are just fun. Yesterday was one of those days.  

I'm back in Nebraska this week working on the latest edition to the Nebraska Project (story coming soon) and have had the pleasure of meeting my newest best friend. 

Her name is Emorie Sayge Bearinger, she'll be 5 in August, and she thinks I hung the moon. I don't know what I did to deserve her adoration, but I'll take it regardless. 

She stuck to me like glue yesterday - helping me "run the camera" when we interviewed her various family members, and finding a herself next to me every time I sat down. 

The always smiling Emorie, taken on a Nikon D5 with a 300mm f/4.  

The always smiling Emorie, taken on a Nikon D5 with a 300mm f/4.  

I took a seat right before for lunch and she immediately crawled up next to me.  

"Do you know why I'm sitting next to you," she asked me? 

"No," I answered. "Why?" 

"Because I like you," she told me, her blue eyes smiling up at me.  

"That's good," I told her, "because I like you, too." 

Her mom texted me last night right before I sat down to write this week's blog to tell me that Emorie was walking around the house with her plastic stethoscope ear buds in her ears (I had head phones in all day to listen to audio levels during interviews) pretending to be asking interview questions AND answering them herself, all while lugging the family DSLR around to take pictures and video. 

Emorie' mom sent this picture of her "interviewing" her dad, Jarod, with her stethoscope and her mom's DSLR.  

Emorie' mom sent this picture of her "interviewing" her dad, Jarod, with her stethoscope and her mom's DSLR.  

It's nice to feel loved, especially by such a lovely little girl.