Saturday, January 21, 2012

Photo~Heart...

...Connection

**Big Sigh**
I couldn't believe the random post today over at the Shutter Sisters - home
I mean what are the odds of that post & what I was feeling/shooting before I even read it?
At this moment on my photography journey, I'm finding what I shoot has more personal meaning. And It gives me a good feeling when others connect to what I'm saying.
 Right now my photo-heart connection is TIME.
 I always want more. I want it more than anything...I really want to go back into time & hold my babies just a little longer. To soak in every detail that has escaped me through time.
 It hit me the other day as I was in a texting conversation with Justin when my land line rang. I didn't recognize the name on the caller ID & usually I ignore those...but you know that little voice inside you says, "You may want to take this."  It was a young A.F. wife that was part of a support group for deployed soldiers. THAT'S when it hit me...I'm the mother of a deployed soldier going to the Middle East, to serve and protect.
 Can I please hold that little boy one more time? Can I please just drink him in after his bath? Can I please read him one more bedtime story & kiss him goodnight-not kiss him goodbye?
Can I please have more time?
**Big Sigh**
Happy Snapping
xo
Kelly




32 comments:

  1. Dang! Sista, you sure know how to bring a tear to my eye .... lovely image and lovely words.
    Mwah!

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  2. I love those moments of connection, and the intuition that leads us there. So glad my post connected with you today. Your words about your son connected with me too. My son is 10, and I've been thinking lately it's going so quickly!

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  3. It seems my mantra lately in conversations is "Enjoy the moment, time passes way to quickly". If for no other reason,I wish I could go back to when my kids were younger to put what I preach into practice! God Bless your son for his service.

    Kathy

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  4. I read your comment on Kat's post over on Shutter Sisters and had to pop over and read your post. As a mother of four grown sons, (one served in Afghanistan with the Army) I read this with understanding and heart felt empathy. Time...we cannot go back but we can remember...we can continue to love them now...when it is easy and when it is difficult...close by and from afar. May the time of your son's deployment pass quickly for you all. Blessings~

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  5. Time...oh yes please, can I have more? Beautiful photo my dear. And I hope all goes well with your son. I have such high regard for our soldiers...my he be blessed.

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  6. Time. Oomph! Just today I wrote an email to a friend and in it I wrote about how quickly time seems to get away with me these days. And in my blog post for tomorrows SHS post, I wrote how fast the week flew by. So I hear you and everyone here on the time thing.

    Sending good vibes and asking for blessings, via the Universe, to you and yours. What a wonderful son you have.

    Angie

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  7. I read your post with tears in my eyes. Time does go so fast which is why I named my blog Special Moments In Time. When I retired I realized how fast the time had gone. I also realized there are too many moments to miss each day and that I needed to slow down and enjoy each of them. Your photo is lovely and did speak to my heart.
    Please let your son know we appreciate all that he is doing for all of us.

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  8. Oh Kelly Ann, I love you! I may not have human children of my own but you know me..I have a big heart and my heart goes out to you. Sadly time isn't always a given and that is why I try my hardest not to live with regrets. I know that Justin is going to be just fine, but as a mother you have the right to want more time! xo

    NOW, let's talk about this photo. I absofrickinglutely LOVE it. I think this is totally one that should hang in a place where you sit and do your thing to give you a constant reminder. Hell, I would hang it in my office! LOL

    Love you girl...Chin up!

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  9. Ah Kelly...I wish I had a magic wand to wave so you could have all your wishes. Your son will be in my thoughts and prayers...big hugs!

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  10. Oh Kelly, this is just so beautiful, your photo and your words! I'm going to hold my son a little longer and a little tighter tonight, thinking of you.

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  11. Time, that thing we all want more of and sometimes wish away! Beautiful words that tugged at my heart, hoping for your son's quick return!

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  12. A beautiful post and a beautiful image!!

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  13. Wonderful post... Beautiful image and your words are so moving.

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  14. My goodness, Kelly. I was almost knocked off my seat by the immediacy your words. Interesting that I also wrote about time with my son but the fact that your son is a deployed soldier adds a whole other dimension. I will be thinking of you and him for a long time.

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  15. This is it! The heart connection, at it's finest. So glad to have you link this in with the inaugural Photo-Heart Connection link up. I look forward to getting to know you better as we go through the year.

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  16. I love your photo and your words are so moving. I have a young daughter and it really does highlight how fast time goes. I came to visit via Photo-Heart connection but I see you're a beyonder too - look forward to seeing more of you in both.

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    1. Oh thank you. Just hold on tight! See in the beyond!

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  17. Love your photo, your words are so touching... beautiful feelings

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  18. You all rock. Thank you so much

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  19. such a beautiful photo and what a wonderful post. i so agree with you. If only we could hold back time.

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  20. I love the fact that your photo is in black and white because it makes it so timeless and I love how the letters appear to be falling out of the bottle which makes me think of the song Time in a Bottle and then when I read your words, I can feel your connection to the image. It's beautiful.

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  21. Bless your son for what he is doing for all of us. Thank you.

    L-O-V-E your photo of T-I-M-E

    as I looked at you photo I thought "how did she ever get those tiles to line up so nicely?" smile
    Happy one day at a time to you.

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    1. Thank you Phyllis- I didn't breath, because if I didn't, they'd all fall! And thank u for such a sweet comment.

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  22. What an emotionally filled post, beautifully pictured, beautifully spoken. I don't have children and can't understand the depth of this love, but I've watched my friends and listened to this longing before.
    Wishing your son a safe deployment and you great strength.

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    1. Thank you for your heartfelt words.

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  23. it's beautiful how you connect your wishes to your image!


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