"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

11.10.2011

sweet memories














caylee ott. a sweet, precious, extremely talented young woman took several photos of meg and i at the little red barn sale.  

you know, i do like seeing myself in pictures.  or mirrors if i am honest.  i have gained so much weight over the past several years and i am unhappy with it.  i know, i know, do something about it.  it's not that easy!! you have to be there mentally too...i think i am getting there.  you have to want to loose the weight more than you want that cookie, or and extra helping of whatever...and until you do it won't work, at least for me.

but in the meantime i have decided to not shy away from the camera.  i would miss too many opportunities to create memories like the photos above.  oh how i would have missed having these photos with my precious daughter.  she does not like to have her picture taken either - wonder where she got that...

and i know so well that who we are, who we really are is not our size...but still...you all know what i am saying.

22 comments:

Martha Lever said...

Oh how adorable!! Y'all are just so cute. You look great, Mary!!!!

jgr said...

Wonderful pictures!! You are both beautiful and vibrant!

Bren said...

Oh I get it, but what wonderful moments captured. You and Meg take beautiful pictures if if you don't enjoy the process!

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I so love coming to your blog and reading about life and honesty! Your spirit is just beautiful Mary! Your daughter looks like she has a lovely spirit also! The photos are amazing!
HuGGs!

mystele said...

it is so lovely to see you two! you are and have always been so beautiful to me. and i totally get your words about weight loss. i'm in the same place and have the same philosophy. i'm not a "make your mind up to do it and then do it" kind of person. i have to want it first, and i'm closer today than i was yesterday! it's little steps and setbacks for me, but it's coming!

betty jo said...

You are both lovely and look so happy together. I found your link at elvie studio and can't remember if I've visited you before or not. If I haven't, I'm glad I found you and can't wait to explore more of your blog. Come and visit when you can, I've just started a new blog . . .

S. Etole said...

What radiant women the two of you are ... carrying His light in such beautiful ways.

Vicki @ Light for the Creative Soul said...

LOVE the photos, Mary! You're beautiful - no doubt about it. So is Meg! (and you're much more photogenic than I am!) Both of you are bursting with life and joy - such special times...enjoy every moment. ♥ Hope your vertigo is better by now, and thanks for your kind words about my Christmas Tree earrings. I'll give you a heads-up as soon as I get 'em posted to Etsy. Love you!

caryjo said...

It was really a sweet "video" with a nice mix of on-going love and acceptance. Quite Lover-ly.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

What beautiful love and memories here. xox Corrine

Kim Mailhot said...

I think you both look so beautiful ! It is your smiles and happy eyes that I am most drawn too ! So sweet !
I am happy that you captured these moments of love !

angeljoy said...

You two are BEAUTIFUL!

camp and cottage living said...

You look like Mother and Daughter pixies who genuinely enjoy being together.

Nancy said...

Mar, these pictures are wonderful.....and I know you will cherish them forever.....they just reflect the two of you and your wonderful personalities.....I love them.......

I love you girlfriend,
Nanie

Buffy said...

Such precious pictures of you and meg. Love them all. I'm camera shy myself! LOL.

Bevie said...

Ahhh there's my beautiful sister, and her gorgeous daughter!!! I've said before and will say it again, you are beautiful inside and out..no matter what the size you happen to be you are beautiful to me. I love seeing the love between you two it sparkles like a star in the sky...busting with energy that spills over to everyone you come into contact with!!! love you sweetie..

laurel said...

Gorgeous photos! Two beautiful ladies.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I love pictures of you both together and you are beautiful...no reason to shy away.

I am convicted I just recently said I didn't want pictures taken of me because I am too large and it is depressing to me. But it is what it is at this time and I have got to get a hold of emotional eating...I am exercising so the fat it getting firmer...LOL

I need to do a photo shoot with my only daughter...that would be fun

Just Be Real said...

Awww thank you for sharing. Blessings.

jany said...

thank your for share it really nice memories.....

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Jennifer Richardson said...

oh those million dollar smiles!
and you are adorable to the bone, Mary
....your size suits you....really,
you're beautiful in every way.
As is that sweet girl:)
Your genetic material is top notch, friend!!!
loooooooove you,
Jen

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Such true love and adoration in these beautiful photos of you and Meg. I LOVE these photos Mary! They say so much about you both. Without knowing you Mary, upon seeing these photos, I would have known that you are such an special mother and that Meg and you have something very special in your mother/daughter relationship. It shines right through the computer screen.

And you are beautiful Mary. Never be afraid to share yourself with us, not only through your art and words, but in your photos. You is beautiful...You is gorgeous...You is YOU and that is what makes YOU..so ...SPECIAL..

Love the real Y♥U Mary!
♥Lee Ann