October 4, 2011

Gratitude

This week the Texture Tuesday challenge is to use any two of Kim's textures on a photo.  The theme is gratitude.

I pondered this theme for a while.  It was difficult to focus on one thing.  I'm grateful that my parents found each other.  Like all married couples, they had their ups and downs.  They worked hard together to provide for the family.  We never had much money, but as a kid, I never knew that.  I'm sure I never said "thank you" enough.  My parents are now deceased.  I think of them often and hope they knew I loved them and am grateful for all they did for me.

Here they are on their honeymoon in 1942.





24 comments:

hannah said...

Such a miracle we are here at all: think of all the generations gone before. They all had to be in good health and in the mood to make sure we had a chance at all. And then it was only a one in a million chance at best, several times over.
But I digress:Great edit with the curly edges and the faded look. [
my tuesday edits]

Ruth said...

Pat, this is a truly touching post and the photo, with the frame is great. I'm very sure your parents knew/know how much you love them, love never dies :)thank you for sharing

laurie said...

this is so cool,, I love what you did and I just love the expressions on thier faces, love the shoes and dress your mum is wearing,, really cute,

Roshanda "ShonEjai" Glenn said...

Beautiful! Well done!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful post very well done!

Barb said...

Sweet photo with just the right amount of textures.

Agnes Fegan said...

I love the image and what you did with it ... a beautiful sentiment!

fotogran said...

There are so many things to have gratitude for but caring parents is probably at the top of the list. Well done - love your blog!

Kathy said...

Oh I just LOVE your post...in entirety!

Kathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A wonderful composition. V

tiarastantrums said...

gorgeous and very cool - I really need to spend more time practicing my editing skills!

Pat Mark said...

Beautifully done Pat and your words hit my heart. I lost my dad yrs. ago my mom is still with us and at 93 I know we don't have many many yrs left and I often wonder if I say I love you enough.

em said...

That is beautiful!

erkarts said...

Pat, this is beautiful and a lovely tribute to your parents.

Kristi said...

Hi Pat! What an incredible image and edit. Loved it! To answer your question, I live in Texas and I am so loving the migrating butterflies.

Michelle said...

Absolutely Awesome Pat!

deb duty said...

Such a sweet photo! Your mom had a beautiful smile. I'm sure they knew how much you appreciated them.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So sweet, Pat. Funny to think of our parents as young people, so much in love. You captured that feeling very well in your creation. :)

Kathleen said...

What a great photo of your parents -- they look so happy! Your mom has a wonderful smile and your dad looks proud of her. Your edits are perfectly done.

Sylvia said...

What a lovely picture of your parents, Pat, so beautiful with the textures !
Love the frame and the blue you've added !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

PrairieJill said...

This is lovely.

Soonymary said...

this is just beautiful! your mother looks so happy....what a wonderful photo to have of them!

Lynne said...

Your parents look ecstatic on their honeymoon. Beautiful work on the composite and textures.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love your edit and your thoughts. It's easy to take good parents for granted, especially as we are growing up and know no different.