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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Focus on Life - Week 6 {Feel the Love}

Week 6 on this fun, fun journey is to
Feel the Love!

It is February and love is in the air.
It was a tough week for me, under the weather, so 
this picture was not taken this week. 

That being said, this picture strikes such a cord in my heart.
My 18 y/o daughter left for college in August and we didn't 
see her until Parents Weekend in late October
(think the weekend just before Hurricane Sandy)
Her leaving was so unbelievably joyous, so very
proud of her, yet it left a hole in my heart. 

A space that I am not sure will ever be filled. 

My 14 y/o son misses her, alot. 
Although he would never admit it. 
And, I think that she misses him.  

I shot this picture as they were walking away from us.


The two of them.
Talking.
Being brother and sister.

In that moment, a small part of that hole healed. 

Family.
Love.
Together.
Whole.
Joy.

So, while it was not taken this week,
to me, this is love.

Please visit Sally's blog and see how 
everyone else saw love this week.

Thank you, Sally, for this wonderful adventure!!!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have have a huge hole in my hear. I miss my three sons more than I can say. Yet, I am so proud of them and their life journeys!

Thanks for sharing.

SummersStudio said...

Love between siblings is so beautiful and as a parent of grown children it is one of my greatest comforts to know they will always have each other. I hope time will heal up that missing feeling you have with your daughter gone.

Niky Sayers said...

Such a lovely photo

The Cabby Crafter said...

Thank you for sharing. The times that we spend with our family are so precious! Being together just brings us closer to each other. Have a great weekend! Michelle #20

AntiquityTravelers said...

There is nothing like it! As a parent to see your kids together is just the most amazing thing. Wonderful moment to capture, and no doubt a memory that will be with you always

Adrienne said...

So sweet, so tender...

Sandi Volpe said...

You captured such a sweet moment, love it!!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Oh, such a sweet picture. It must be hard on all of you these life-changing events. But it looks like you have built a strong foundation so never how far they roam, your home will always be home base.

Mary K. McGraw said...

I hope you are feeling better. Your picture evokes the love you have for your children.

Claire said...

a perfect picture for this week's theme!
thank you for sharing :)
happy saturday!
no. 18
PS i'm dreading the day my son leaves for college... he'll be 18 in sept.

CraftyHope said...

Oh, your babies! I'm glad your heart was healed some on seeing them together. It's such a touching moment.

Annette said...

Letting our kids go is so hard. I totally understand why seeing the two of them together like that brought some healing. Wonderful post, Courtney!

Beti Horvath said...

Oh don't I know that feeling! Your picture is a lovely capture of your feelings, and theirs.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Fantastic photo for you and them!

Patty Woodland said...

Siblings never want to admit how much they miss each other. At least not at that age. Such a great shot

Janet Bocciardi said...

Such a sweet moment to capture. You can feel the love.

Marlene Cupo said...

We raise our kids to be strong, and independent, but those apron strings are surely attached to our hearts. Beautiful picture and hoping you have many more wonderful moments like it.

Islandgirl said...

Hope she's having a wonderful time at university! I think it really is the best years of your life... especially if your parents are paying for it!

Kashmira said...

This is the kind of love that really is "felt", no words needed :) Lovely shot, and beautiful kids, although, I can only see their butts, lol ;)

Sally Russick said...

Courtney, I can feel the love! This is such a beautiful shot.

Stacie said...

perfect...so real..and so sibling...

Tanya said...

That's a great photo and what a wonderful keepsake.

Alicia said...

Such a sweet moment - beautifully captured! Having each other is a special kind of love, it's so nice they share it.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Courtney. Your picture speaks volumes about the quality of the family you created. What a sad but happy chapter you have started. A lovely post and a lovely pic.

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

How sweet. Brought tears.

LoriF said...

Totally love! What a great picture, and memento for the future. I hope you have it printed and mounted.

Cindy said...

What a touching picture, Courtney. I remember when I met you, your daughter was getting ready to head to college...I think you had recently been out shopping for her dorm. Even then I felt for you, imagining what it would be like to have your oldest leave and head to college - and out of state! I can only imagine how tough and can understand that hole in your heart. I do hope you have many, many reunions....and that you will stay as close but in a new way. So thankful for today's technology compared to when we were in college!

Shel said...

Your words and photo caught be totally by surprise and the tears just started to pour down my face. This really is love. I now feel a hole in my heart for my son, who's an only child, because I know how precious my siblings are to me. This is a beautiful photography you captured - and an even more beautiful memory!!