The Weekly Photo Challenge this week was nighttime. I am not a pro, writing is my passion, but I thought these were worth sharing.
Believe it or not, this lonely little green plastic toy soldier has the power to induce blatant bawling in this nana. My one and only grandchild lives almost 13 hours away, so we don’t get to see her as much as we would like to. Her daddy is a U.S. Marine and they are stationed in New Orleans.
After a visit, when I know their departure is imminent, I search for anything and everything that might get left behind. This is a self-serving effort meant to spare me the tears when my emotions are finally back to normal and I find something she forgot. After one of their last visits though, I found these little guys all over the place. They were in my makeup, under the sofa, in the cabinets and even in one of my shoes. The memories rush back and the ache in my heart seems almost unbearable.
Yes, she has a huge chunk of my heart in Louisiana with her and all I have are memories until the next time.
This past summer, my sister and I took a road trip together to visit my brother in North Carolina. Our travel days were limited so we knew we didn’t have the luxury of doing the tourist thing. I get to travel a lot with my job and to visit my out of state daughters, but my sister hasn’t had the pleasure of getting away much in recent years. When I saw the sign for Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site, in Georgia, I was determined to stop because I knew my sister would be thrilled.
We were both so glad we took the 2-3 hours to visit. Hofwyl-Broadfield is the site of a historic rice plantation, with the original house and some of the original furniture and outbuildings. We walked and took pictures under the big moss and fern covered, live oak trees and enjoyed the stories the guide told about the families that lived there.
My sis and I live in the same small town, but it seems like life and work and family keeps us running in opposite directions. We both genuinely try to make more time for one another, but it seems we never do it enough.
This trip was therapeutic for each of us; it was a time of long talks sprinkled with tears, about things only your sister would understand . We also laughed until we cried and prayed together about the things on our hearts. We then shared a great visit with my brother and more of the talking, laughing and sharing.
Although it was short and sweet, it was refreshing and necessary. Reminiscing on it tonight reminds me why it will remain high on my list of favorite trips!
The weekly photo challenge was to depict “beginning”. The perfect beginning to my day is to walk outside with coffee and bible in hand and watch the day begin.
Brand new day!
This week’s photo challenge was to depict something that evoked “eerie”. I think the three photos in this slideshow are equally eerie.
The challenge this week was:
IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO INCLUDING THE HUE(S) OF YOU!
I’ve always loved earth tones, so for this season, and this particular time in my life, those are the colors that are grabbing my attention and making me want to surround myself with them.
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