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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I ♥ Faces: My Friend & I




This week's theme is "My Friend & I". When I think of friends, the first person to pop in my head is my husband. After all, he's my best friend. I miss him.

This photo was taken (by me) just a few weeks before he passed away. It's kind of strange to say this but this is one of my favorite photos of us together. I think the reason for this is because at this point we already knew he was dying and we came to the realization just how much we love each other. It is also one of the last photos we have of us together. I'm so glad I have it.

Now, I know it's not the best photo photographically and it's not likely to win any photo contest, but that's okay. I just wanted to share it.

39 comments:

Catherine said...

What a lovely photo and a wonderful memory to have. I'm so sorry for your losses.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Wow! It is a great photo to have. Thanks for entering it this week. I'm sure it will make people think long and hard about their loved ones. You sound like a very strong and positive woman. I'm looking forward to reading your blog:-)

Amy
Co-Founder
I Heart Faces

ciNderella said...

thanks for sharing your photo. the facial expressions are so sweet and sincere. :-)

Rebekah said...

Thanks for sharing your picture, its a great picture to hold on to!!

Monica said...

It's a beautiful photo of two people who are clearly in love. Thank you for sharing it.

Julie Rivera Photography said...

A photograph's worth often has very, VERY little to do with its technical aspects. And your's is gorgeous. I am so sorry for your losses but incredibly impressed by your desire to look for the good around you. I can only hope I would be so strong.

jen@odbt said...

What a beautiful picture and what a tribute to your friend, your husband. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing.

momof3darlings said...

Oh wow...now you have ME crying! I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. That photo is PRICELESS!

Bee and Rose said...

I have a sneaky suspicion you and I are going to be great friends...

Thank you for sharing your photo. I am so sorry for your losses...my heart just breaks for you...

You are such an inspiration...I look forward to getting to know you too:)

Thank you for visiting me today and for deciding to hang around. I am really glad you did:)

Good luck!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Ter... your photo has more beauty in it than you are giving yourself credit for. I see it, we all see it.

Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment...

I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine... or put myself in your place.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am so glad you have this beautiful picture of the two of you and thank you so much for sharing it Ter. It says volumes without a word having to be spoken. I can only imagine the weight in both of your hearts when this was taken. I pray for your sweet heart Ter. You are a lovely person.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Teri said...

despite the hard times, you both look so happy...I can tell you were madly in love. (((HUGS)))

Lechelle said...

Your photo is beautiful.

Phatchik said...

This is a beautiful photo and knowing the meaning behind it only makes it more so. He looks like a great guy! :o)

Thanks for the comment on my post!!

Vickie said...

It is a very nice photo. Some of my favorites are not necessarily the professional type either.

Sarah and Chadd said...

What a beautiful picture.. one that will last as wonderful memories of you and your husband together. I'm so sorry for your loss, you seem like such an amazingly strong person and I wish you nothing but the best! God bless!

Yaya said...

It's beautiful.

Bridgette Jerome Patterson said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing. It means a lot.

blueviolet said...

I love what you shared about the photo and the meaning behind it. I think it's just wonderful and the love and happiness is very evident. :)

Pam D said...

I can see the love.. and I know that a bond like that doesn't just simply stop. You're apart..but only for a while. What a beautiful picture, even during such a hard time. Praying that those sweet memories will feed you until you're together again... thank you for sharing such a precious moment.

Orena said...

Thanks for sharing the photo. I'm glad he was your best friend, and pray that you'll find peace and strength.

Heather said...

Great photo. Thank you for sharing your best friend with us!

lynn said...

Beatitul photo of you and your husband! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dee said...

Sometimes the story behind a photo makes the photo beautiful even if it isn't the perfect shot. Thanks for sharing this part of you!

lisaschaos said...

I can see why you treasure this photo!

kristi said...

simply beautiful. thanks for stopping by my blog. i look forward to reading more of your journey.

EL at Through My Own Lens said...

Thank you for sharing this treasured photo of you and your husband! I'm so glad you have this photo as a special memory!

pam said...

That is the most beautiful picture, after reading your words it means even more.

I am so glad you took this picture that day.

Annette said...

Beautiful photos have less to do with technical merit and more to do with the emotion they evoke. This indeed qualifies as a beautiful photograph.

mrsw said...

Thank you, not only for sharing this but for knocking me one on the head and making me realise I have someone close I ought to be taking more photos of (but she'll probably weird out on me if I make it too obvious - she see "signs" in everything!)

*Just Jen* said...

This one should be the winner BY FAR!

drewmark19 said...

I'm so glad you did share it. It broke my heart to read about the two great losses in your life. It is very inspiring how you are coping and moving on with your life and finding that balance with the new "normal".

IMAGEine Couture Photography said...

What a beautiful photo of you and your husband. I am sitting here welled up with tears for your loss. Your outlook is absolutely nothing short of inspiring. Thank you for sharing your heart with all of us this week.

Jenners said...

This photo is more valuable and precious than any photo taken by Ansel Adams or Annie Leibowitz because of what it means to you.

theArthurClan said...

This photo is just absolutely priceless...I'm so happy that you have this wonderful memory saved in the form of a photo.

Blessings,

~Angie
co-founder of iHeartFaces

Katelyn said...

What a great photo. Thanks for sharing!

Joc(e) said...

That really is a great photo. B looks so happy to have you there with him. I hope you will take all the other comments about the value of a good subject in a photo to heart...it really is true. (((HUGS)))

Carebear said...

My photos aren't technically great either, but this photo transcends issues of lighting and composition because of its obvious love and emotion. I think its wonderful that you're sharing this portrait, and your story, with the blogosphere. I hope that somehow sharing your grief and the life you and your husband built together brings a measure of healing or peace to you. God Bless.