Wednesday, March 9, 2011

better together than apart

she still likes to hold my hand

She brings me delight on a daily basis.  At seven, she is full of enthusiasm and incredible amounts of energy that leave me breathless.  She can scowl with the best of them, but prefers to be overjoyed.  She is independent and leaves me at the school door with barely a backward glance, but still hurls herself into my arms at the end of the day.  On a recent Saturday, when my photo above was taken, she chose a trip to our local children's discovery museum which we used to visit weekly when she was a toddler.  And just like when she was three or four, her hand reached up to mine as we walked toward the entrance.

I know the time is fast approaching when she will prefer not to spend whole afternoons with me, will not want to hold my hand, will begrudgingly hug me only when I ask.  I don't want to stop time and keep her as she is now, but know I'll look back at these simpler times and hold them close. 

Lindsey's similar shadow portrait of mother and daughter tugs at my heartstrings in much the same way.  I love the angle and the profile and the sense of connection.

Thanks for sharing your shadow portraits this week! 

cheers,
mosey of mosey along

45/365 Long shadows of winter
Long shadows of winter by Lindsey G (modchik)

16 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Love love love.

maureen said...

wonderful photos, amazing the emotion simple shadows can convey.

jennifée said...

Touching post and touching images - thank you <3

urban muser said...

so sweet. love this.

Becky Sue said...

Love the sentiment. Beautiful photos. My 7-year-old son still holds my hand and even my 10-year-old son will on occasion when we are far away from anyone he would know. lol

Holly said...

oh kim, this is wonderful!!!! I LOVE your shot and love lindsey's too! very touching words : )

Ashley Sisk said...

That's so sweet!

Lindsey Garrett said...

awww happy to be here :) that was my daughter trying to grab my hand to keep me moving .. she gets a little tired of mom always snapping away.

Kat Sloma said...

They both tug on my heart strings! And there is nothing like having your child just reach up and take your hand. Such a feeling of love and acceptance.

Anna said...

Such touching photos and yes, that mother/daughter connection is a special one!

Hannah said...

Oh, that is so funny... I just did a shadow portrait of myself on the beach last week! haha!

oh, here's a link if you're the curious type and want to check it out. =) It's the third or fourth picture down... I think.

http://farmgirlinflipflops.blogspot.com/2011/03/globe-trotting-part-one.html

Oliag said...

Both of these photos just touched my heart! Wonderful!

Jenny C. said...

Thanks for the inspiration! It's birthday time at our house, and my daughter will soon be 8. I should get a shot like this before she is "too cool" to hold my hand!

Kirstin said...

Oh yes! Your shadow that goes everywhere with you! Such lovely pictures.

blue elephant photography said...

awww so sweet!

Christy said...

Oh how sweet. LOVE your photo. Sooo much!

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