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taking her to school each day we round the corner to a familiar spot in the school yard

as we pass by the trees I silently pray for the daughter riding next to me
that her day be filled with positive moments...light....kindness

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today (after I dropped her off!) camera in hand

I stopped to capture the strength and energy shining on me

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it is my hope that you will find a reminder
to infuse happy energy into those that are in your care
may a confirmation shine bright ..strong and clear
perhaps from a lopsided old tree
behind a fence

35 comments:

beth said...

thanks for this....it was beautiful to read !

sherri said...

It can be very difficult. Somehow I get the feeling you're both very strong and adjusted. The fence seems fitting somehow. I won't elaborate. I'm lost in my own thoughts you've provoked.

MedaM said...

This is beautiful and inspiring post, indeed! Your photos are great; what wonderful light and colors you captured! I enjoyed both looking at the photos and reading your inspiring words.

Kamana said...

i like the colours in the photos. and as always, your very inspiring words.

ols1 said...

What beautiful words and lovely photos - I love the way you captured the light.

Marcie said...

Inspiring..and beautiful all at once and the same. Love the fence and how you've used it to diffuse the rising sun.

jag said...

Simple.
Beautiful.
Poignant.
xox

Judy said...

This post is bringing me back to when my kids were small and just starting school.

elizabeth said...

very inspiring. one of the nice things about the days growing shorter is that my morning walks are getting close to the time of that light. :)

Oliag said...

...having read this I just called my two daughters and wished them a wonderful, happy day:)

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

I picture those prayers from moms around the world traveling up into the sky, as beautiful as your images today.

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*jean* said...

gosh you seem like such a nice gal...lovely post and i love your new header with that gorgeous flower!!!

Chris said...

Just looking at these photos makes me happy. Just the thing I needed right now :)

Caroline said...

Glorious!

joyce said...

A great thought.....to your daughter....I'm going to try it too.

joanne said...

gorgeous... what an important reminder about the thoughts and blessings we send those we love off with after our time with them... let's all send one another off with more peaceful blessings and hopes...

and i love the lopsided tree... it reminds me of a tree nearby that is growing sideways out of the ground, probably damaged by the wind when it was young, it now flourishes in its lopsided beauty...

Mrs. E said...

I love your post today. Such a good reminder to me--and what I am infusing into my school room and home??! Thank you! Thank you!

Country Girl said...

This is wonderfully uplifting.

Country Girl said...

This is wonderfully uplifting.

Meri said...

Soft colors, strong light, sweet blessings for someone loved. A good reminder that blessings take but a moment and have impact beyond our sight.

spread your wings said...

there is beauty and strong energy coming off your words and these photos. thank you.

Laura Trevey said...

so beautiful!!

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Liss said...

Thank you so much
This is just what I needed to hear. :)
What beautiful perfect timing

Char said...

gorgeous color and light

Prospero said...

So much anticipation and wondrous kinetic energy in a school day.

PixieDust said...

Both your images and words are powerful... what a beautiful reminder...

:-)

well-wishes,
me

tea with lucy said...

A sweet reminder! Merci.

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Jac said...

Such hearfelt words Elk and oh such beautiful light in your lovely photos.

patty said...

so beautiful! i am absolutely captivated by photographing light and things that can be done with it. i loved the curling of the fence in the second shot, and of course, your message. i keep reminding myself silently but loudly, to be in the here and now with mine. it's easy to get caught up in life and our responsibilities, and forget that they are living this one childhood now. awww... gonna go hug 'em! thanks for the reminder! :)

georgia b. said...

i instantly remembered the post from last november of this very tree and fence. that post was one that stuck in my mind. probably one of the first posts i ever commented on at your blog. this one is just as lovely and emotionally charged. beautiful, elk.

Christina said...

so happy to read this. sigh, for beauty.

SE'LAH... said...

your touch of inspiration is so welcoming. thanks so much.

Relyn said...

Ahhh.... sigh. Daughters. Precious, precious daughters.