August 21, 2013

There is Beauty All Around Us

I suggest playing this song while you read along

This past week, my maternal grandmother passed away. There's been a lot of confusion and sadness surrounding her death. 

Through this mix of emotions, I've been thinking a lot about mother-daughter relationships. 

So much of who I am is a result of my mother's love. Selfless, pure and unwavering love. My mom's joy for life is infectious. She's the type of person that leaves each place that she visits a little better off than when she arrived. 

Something that I admire most about my mother is her appreciation for the beauty of nature. She seems to notice every budding tree and blossoming flower in sight. On several occasions, I've seen her nearly drive off of the road just to point out hanging wisteria.

While my mom is struggling with the loss of her mother, I wanted to share some of the beauty that I've captured with my camera this summer. I always think, "Mom would love this!" when I see things so beautiful that they stop me in my tracks. 

I hope that these images can serve as a reminder that even in the most difficult of times, there is still beauty all around us.

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