Friday, January 28, 2011

Shades of Friendship and Family

“There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.”

G. K. Chesterton

(My daughter, Grace, and friends in friend Melissa's face.)

A true friend can see the part 
inside of you others can't.

The best part of that internal vision?
They appreciate the intimate glimpse into your heart,
and will cherish and cultivate the treasures
and bind and heal the brokenness.

(My husband mirrored in my eyes.)

The longer you are married,
the more you are the mirrored reflection of the other person.
Your hearts, minds and souls combine in a beautiful unity
of companionship, purpose and love.

Make sure you marry someone
you want to end up
looking like,
talking like,
acting like,
and thinking like.

(Beka, the baby of the family, loves her Mommy and Daddy.)

Right now Beka is convinced she will live with us forever.
Being our daughter is the most important role
in her life right now.
She can't imagine being anything else.

She doesn't understand yet,
that we'll always be her parents,
even though other significant relationships will enter her heart.

We'll just move into her peripheral vision.

(Son, Jon, keeping his eyes on sisters and parents.)

I know he will grow up, go to college, get a job,
maybe have his own family,
even though he swears he will NEVER marry.

But, as he ventures out in the
ocean of uncertaintly and adventure,
we'll always be on the shore,
a small, bright beacon of light,
beckoning slowly and steadily,
in case he needs a course correction.

No matter where they go,
what they do,
or who they are with,
I will always have my eye on them....

reflected through through the lens of my camera.

Household6Diva FotoFriday

(reprinted from 3-2010)


  1. This was beautiful. I love to see how you can take pictures and make such a touching applicable post out of them. A true gift.

  2. WWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I don't want my kids to grow up. And you reminded me that they will. :( Well, somedays I do want them to grow up.
    Awesome post! Loved all the sunglasses pictures. :)

  3. great post mommamindy. Love your children . . .

  4. Melissa is in a blog, and therefore officially a part of the family. :)

  5. I love it mom! The first picture of Jon I thought forsure it was DAn for a while, then I kept on reading and I was like "oohh".

  6. I noticed that too. Yay! :) Thanks. <3

  7. Thank you for re-posting Mrs. Peltier. I really needed that. I came to your blog today, and thought "I need a mommamindy meditation" (honestly, sometimes I skip them. But today, I wanted and needed to read one) Although you didn't state it explicitly in the title, this was similar and spoke to a personal struggle. So thank you.
    <3 Melissa
    P.S. I like being part of your family! :D


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