Hello friends! Last Friday I was visiting a blog that I have just started to follow. The blog is called Fat Mum Slim and the lovely blogger is Chantelle who hails from Australia. Chantelle had issued a photo challenge to her readers and this is how it works. Over the weekend you are supposed to take a photo of something that maybe makes you happy, sad, joyous or maybe grateful....whatever you want really. I decided to take my camera and take a walk around my little world and look for something meaningful. I thought, how cool would it be to find a photo of something that would really make people think. So off I went and two hours later I had about 37 photos I had taken of all kinds of wonderful subjects. I loaded all of them to my iPhoto and stared editing and trying to decide which photo to post. As the hours went by, I started to feel very disappointed...none of them really spoke to me. They were all nice, but I wasn't looking for nice. I wanted special! I walked away from my computer and forgot about the challenge for a while.
Later that evening I was putting away some folded laundry, when I came upon my sister Mary Sue's journal that she had kept for a little while during her cancer treatments. I opened the journal and flipped through a few pages and there it was! I found myself staring at what I had been looking for all day, something that made me sad, happy, loved and appreciated all at the same time. I believe it is very common for people to think that they could have done more for the ones they lost to this horrible sickness. We say many..many what if's and if only's. I know I did after my sisters passing. But as I read this small entry, here she was telling me it was ok...we did do enough, at least all we could. For that I will always be grateful to her and I believe she meant for us to read this..to help ease our minds.
So here is my photo for the weekend challenge.
She felt that I made her feel safe...could I ever have asked for more that that...I think not...Thank you Mary Sue.
Until next time..be kind and stay creative.