It's "Celebrating Teens" this week on I heart Faces. This is a photo of my 19 year old son embracing my father at graduation from Basic Training. We hadn't seen our son in several months and he had been through grueling Army boot camp. At the graduation, we watched the military formations and listened to some speeches and then we were free to 'go find your soldier.' Bedlam ensued as we all rushed out of the stands to find our loved one. This is the moment that my father and my son found each other.
Believe it or not, I had nothing to post for this challenge. I finally decided to head down to the nearby pond to see if I could get some photos of the six baby swans who just emerged from the nest about a week ago. They are so cute! The parents were willing to let me get pretty close. I had to process it with sepia due to some annoying green leaves that I couldn't clone out of the photo successfully. Black and white just didn't work--so sepia it is. I know...boring...
I am a mom to ten great kids, 6 of whom have 'special needs,' and wife to a wonderful man, who is a gift from God. God has let us get a glimpse of His heart for the fatherless, and He is allowing us to be a small part of His mission to them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FAVORITE QUOTES: Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God. --Bob Pierce ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming, "Wow, what a ride!!!"---Unknown
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Those who never learn to laugh at themselves miss many opportunities to be amused. --unknown
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
"When people fear their government there is tyranny, when government fears the people there is freedom."