at this ripe young age can it be three score as i turn each page i know less not more and the more of less i know it seems it’s about letting go i let go of the boy i used to be though he still seems to want his own way so still letting go of my selfish ways that boy won’t go away that’s okay i’m learning letting go i let go of just me “i do” means now “we” can it be two score and there is so much more of letting go that i need to know for “we” letting go of seeking me in her letting go of smashing mirrors with my pride letting go of thinking it’s better to hide letting go of staying inside my head letting go of keeping my heart to myself i guess the long slow road of letting go of self letting go of expectations of well everything and everyone letting go of just taking letting go of just faking that we’re all okay i pray i practice well all the lettings go’s that wait for me ‘cause someday soon the last let go will come into my room and i want peace and i want to know that all those other letting go’s will help me see what waits for me is an eternal embrace it really is amazing grace He never has and never will let go of me
still here we are
For us, January 1st is Happy Anniversary as well as Happy New Year. So, in honor of my bride: just look at those kids kneeling in stillness about to unfold a story to be told of their love just look at those kids praying and longing about to discover the path is so steep and love will require more than they know still here we are still telling a story older now somehow still here we are just look at those kids i do let’s go i’m yours your love is true through all the hurts pain and sorrow you still said yes through each tomorrow you love so well with grace and kindness staying by my side oh Ruth so grateful you’re by my side still here we are still telling a story older now somehow still here we are just look at those kids dear God thank you for the journey and for taking care of those kids and thank you for the gift of that high school girl who so long ago was kneeling beside me and still is
I am more comfortable photographing landscapes, and don’t feel as confident photographing people, but I like how this turned out from a recent wedding. Thanks for stopping by.
Our youngest son is getting married tomorrow... I walked into his room and reflected on what I found... dear son thank you for the empty room it tells me the time has come to see you journey on and say how proud i am of you dear son thank you for my heart is full it tells me that the time has come to listen to my memories and watch you make your own dear God thank you for your grace for me it tells me there is grace for him let him be so much more than me let him soar and sing and be a wonderful man a wonderful man who was once a boy to me
happy new year – and – on this special day
happy valentines day
side by side
My last image (for now) from a trip to Puerto Rico with my folks back in 2013. This is to honor mom and dad…. side by side for over 50 years. Their love strong…their union impenetrable… their commitment exemplary… I am so grateful to call them mom and dad and for the legacy of love and companionship they have given me.
at the altar…after 30 years
That’s yours truly with my high school sweetheart kneeling at the altar on our wedding day 30 years ago. Our anniversary is 8 months away, but I was feeling nostalgic and remembered that we took the image below back in May of 2012 in the same church. Over the years we have “returned to the altar” many times to re-commit our love. Grateful for my bride.
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