On Facebook I post family photographs of smiling faces, warm hugs and happy memories. Those are all true moments in time, ones I cherish and celebrate. But they are just moments. They do not, by any measure, capture the truth, reality or complexity of every day life within our family – any family. How could they? There are too many moving parts – different personalities, temperaments, interests, talents and shortfalls, emotions and biologies. The photos on Facebook tell one side of the story. I look to art to tell a lasting, deeper story. The past few years have been complicated and difficult for my family, for a host of reasons. This time has changed us, deepened us, and revealed so much about us as individuals and as a family. While in many ways I have wished this time away, there is another side of me that feels an urgent need to capture and bottle our experience. In some small way, I achieved this by turning to the very talented portrait artist, Jasmine Chen, to paint my 3 children. I am amazed by the result. Three very real portraits of 3 very real kids. If you look into their eyes and at their expressions, you will see a whole lot more going on than the smiles on Facebook.