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I am usually typing on a computer most of the day, but today I am trying my hand at a new project: My 2011 365-Day Photo Journey. I gained a love for photography when I was required to take a fine arts class for college--I chose photography. The course required a lot of work--Professor Loehr saw to that--but it opened my eyes to a new world. It's been many years since I took that class and I don't know how much I actually remember, but following Laura Delagal's 365 Photo Journey and watching my niece's love for taking pictures has peeked my interested in photography again. Although I don't have a professional camera, I did receive a really nice Sony digital (point-and-shoot) camera from my sweetie for Christmas this year. Going through some difficult times in my life, I thought that undertaking my own 365-day photo journey might be a way to relieve a little stress and have some fun with my new toy. Through this journey I will capture some of life's joy and its pain, but I will also be able to refocus the lens of my life on the many wonderful things that God has created. Well, here goes. Wish me luck!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 43 - 2/12/2011

My Mother
This afternoon I was able to take pictures of some beautiful sunsets, but they don't compare to the photos I took earlier today of my mother.  I went to visit her at the nursing home earlier today to bring her a Valentine card and a little gift.   We rolled her down to the activity room to sit and chat and drink a cup a coffee.  It is so wonderful to see her somewhat back to her old self--she was smiling and laughing and her eyes completely lit up when she talked about our little Miss Bridget.

Before she went into the nursing home she had a dazed and confused look in her eyes--she just didn't look or act herself.  She still can't walkm even using her walker, without assistance; she gets about using a wheel chair.  And even though I we miss her and she misses us, at least I know that she is well taken care of during the day while I'm at work.  I don't worry about whether she's eaten or taken her medicine, or whether she may have fallen when I can't reach her on the phone.  In time, I hope that she will get strong enough to come home to a family that loves and misses her very much!  But for now, I have the peace of mind knowing that she's in very good hands until I can bring her back home.


  1. She's beautiful, Cheryl. I hope she gets stronger too. God bless.

  2. This was your most beautiful post yet! I hope she'll get better and develop more strength every day. I'll make sure to keep her in prayer.