Yes it is Friday...and I'm just now posting my favorites from last week. The struggle is, however, my grandmother was extremely sick in the hospital last week and my mind still revisits those last moments. I did not take a lot of images nor did I even have a session scheduled for last week. That would be the first week that I haven't intentionally taken off in forever that I can remember no sessions. Now looking back, I know there was a reason...I needed to focus on my kiddos/family with the energy I had...my mind exhausted from the events surrounding my grandmother's hospitalization. So a few from my kiddos last week...they make me smile, and then my favorite photo memories of my grandmother. Most before I was a photographer or when I just started out. Frozen moments in photographs mean the world to me. If I could have one of me brushing her hair, or going through photos together on my phone, or her reading the cards my kiddos had made, or even the look in her eyes and I'm sure mine told the same as we said goodbye with the gut feeling it would be our last here on earth, I would have captured it and they definitely would have been favorites from the past week. They will forever be favorites in my mind. So thankful for all the memories I have with my grandmomma. I know my grandmomma is celebrating with no pain in heaven and that makes my heart smile :) "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Suess.
My favorite poem or short story, or whatever the correct term from this week following the photos.
“At birth, we boarded the train and met our parents. We believed that they would always travel on our side; however, at some station our parents stepped down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. As time goes by, other people boarded our train and they are significant such as our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life.
Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we do not realize that they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.
Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.
The mystery to everyone is: we do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way: love, forgive, and offer the best of whom we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave, we should leave behind beautiful memoires for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love. More importantly, thank out God for the journey. Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train.” Author Unknown
(and if anyone knows the author feel free to message me. There are so many variations and I could not find the author to credit...thank you)