September 23, 2012

Snapshot of Life

One of the prompts from last week, as part of BlogHer's "Eye" daily blogging challenge, was: Talk about your favorite photograph.

I love photographs. Each one captures a moment in time, a memory a person might otherwise forget. It's priceless and often irreplaceable. Although thanks to computer images, photos are much safer than ever before.

I decided to choose two to share...

The first so inspires me that it is on the cover of our book, Depression Cookies.

Sisterhood, such an important part of my life. When I look at this, I see the ties that bind. My sisters and I have certainly had moments that tore us apart, but we've always come back together. Usually stronger for each time we are apart.

Plus, it holds a special place in my heart because I look at it now and see my three daughters. I am so glad they have each other, and I often tell them that the best gift I've ever given them is each other.

That brings me to my second favorite picture...

Yes, my kids are going to hate me for that one some day, especially since I've used it several times on this blog. Not only does it show each of my kids personalities (mischievous grin for Reagan, old soul eyes for Jackie, and Maddie as the connecting tie), it shows how we are all bonded.

Look closely at the back, that's my foot. Four women, together... I can only hope that the things that tear us apart will be temporary and make us stronger.

Describe your favorite photograph. What is special about it?


Jo Michaels said...

My favorite photograph is one I did of baby feet with the parents' rings on the toes. It spoke volumes. I love the pictures on your blog today. I had four sisters and I'm not sure we have even one photograph with all of us in it. It makes me sad now because the eldest one of us is gone. This is one thing I can say I honestly regret. Great post today. WRITE ON!

Julie Glover said...

Interesting that I should read this today, Tia, because I paused last night to look again at a black-and-white photo of my two boys when they were 3 and 1 year old. My older son was helping the younger walk across a bridge by holding his hand. I love that photo!

Tia Bach said...

Thanks so much, Jo & Julie, for stopping by. A sweet photo can do so much to keep us in a good mood, can't it? ;-)