Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wisdom Missed

(Nikon D70, 50mm, 1/15 sec, f8, 800 ISO)

This was my first go at a challenge with my 50mm lens...ok, my husband's 50mm that I stole. I'm still learning, but I have to say that I l.o.v.e this lens.

The photo is of my wedding bouquet (in the background), but more importantly, of Marla's corsage that she wore at Nathan and my wedding. Marla was my mom's best friend and a second mom to me. Only 7 months after our wedding, Marla lost her year and half long battle with ovarian cancer. The house we live in now is the one she left to us. I miss her so much, that over two years later it still hurts when I think of her, and I would give just about anything to see her hold our boys just once...she was a twin and I can only imagine how much she would love Levi and Asher.

This photo represents wisdom to me in so many ways. First, I can't even explain how much I miss being able to call Marla up and ask for her advice. It was always straight forward and to the point, she didn't pull any punches, and most of the time that's exactly what I needed. I know my words aren't doing her justice, but I'm trying. Also, it amazes me to think back to the day that these flowers represent and realize just how much wisdom Nathan and I have gained since saying our vows. I would say that I wish we had that wisdom back then, but that's the fun of growing together, right?

PS. I've missed you all in the past couple of weeks!

16 comments:

Shelby said...

The photo, and feeling expressed for Marla is beautiful,
She must be beaming.
I too am mourning my best friend & sister, Tracey of 48 yrs, died last sept from cancer. Every challenge (2) since I joined. I've wanted to incorporate her some how, (Vintage, using my old pin collection, one has her picture on it. (One, title would have been , One in a Million.
Just like Marla , One in a million.

Candace said...

What a beautiful picture and story!

Brittney said...

I love the story behind the picture. It touched my heart. The picture is beautiful! I love the lighting.

Oh and I hear ya on the 50mm...I shoot with mine on 90% of the time. I think my other lenses feel a bit left out ;)

Katy said...

This is a beautiful picture to go with very beautiful memories and thoughts... thank you so much for sharing. It was a great tribute to her. The photo is lovely.

Welcome Back, Lindy!

Corynn said...

Beautiful story. Beautiful photo.

Rachel H. said...

Lindy, may I confess I have missed you and your pictures too?? I have been reading up on your blog (I know, sounds like some stalker, huh??) and I am sorry you are going through a rough time right now. I am so glad you wrote about Marla--I think it fit in perfect with this challenge!

Janelle said...

What a beautiful photo, but even more, what poignant and meaningful significance. Thank you for sharing something so personal.

Breezi said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful memories. It's hard loosing ones that you love, and I bet you were probably choking up just typing such loving words, thinking of her the whole time.

Great picture. I love the feel of it, soft, vintage in a way, you can totally embrace a feeling of wisdom.

susan said...

a somber and poignant photo that invokes many intimate feelings.. wonderful job

Blake said...

nice take and nice story.

Melinda said...

I like the word Susan used. I think the story as well as the picture are poignant. Very touching and beautiful.

Jackie said...

really like this Lindy...:)

Julie N. said...

The picture is very dramatic and beautiful. I love the angle and arrangement. Amazing!

Mindy said...

What a beautiful picture, and a wonderful tribute! Great job!!

zealygirl said...

This makes me think of the song "The Last Rose of Summer". It is poignant and beautiful, just like this picture.

Teryn said...

This is sooooo beautiful! Such a great story and the picture just says so much. I love the lighting and I'm WAY jealous of your lens! So glad to have you back.