~ Promise ~

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    For the theme “your favourite prop” from the group “Me Again Monday.”

    All week I mulled over what I would do for my Monday shot. I couldn’t really think of a favourite prop…I don’t really have a favourite. So this came to mind on the weekend and my husband graciously helped me even though getting his picture taken isn’t his favourite thing to do, but he’s all out of focus so that’s a bonus for him :-)

    I actually gave this willow figurine to him a number of years ago for a birthday gift along with some other things…I know it’s kind of a weird gift to give to a guy but for some reason I wanted to give it to him. It was what it represented…this one was called “Promise” and on the card that comes along with it was written “Hold dear the promise of love.” I just wanted him to know that even in the tough times my promise to love him would be steadfast.

    It’s a lot of give and take to make a marriage work and thrive. You learn to give of yourself when all that is within you would rather not. I’ve learned that when my stubbornness rises up and I choose to push forward and give where I really don’t want to something in my heart breaks free, something is released and that’s a good thing for both of us. I think more and more a little bit of the selfish me dies when I give of myself unhindered expecting nothing in return.

    But I can still be so protective of this heart of mine; I guess you could liken it to being an overprotective parent…but I’m learning to back off bit by bit :-) Our kids can’t learn to fly if we’re always getting in the way and trying to keep them safe. Same goes for this heart of mine, it’ll never soar if I’m always keeping it boxed away thinking I’m keeping it safe…

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    1. zentrinity 44 months ago | reply

      really so touching and lovely... you did an amazing job with this..wow
      i have a few figurines from the same artist ;-) hmam

    2. dailyweekley 44 months ago | reply

      Oh I love the processing. And again love your words and what this picture represents. HMAM!

    3. Bella ❤ 44 months ago | reply

      So skilled now !!!

    4. kimberly ann kern 44 months ago | reply

      You are so creative... I love this!!!

    5. `Jess 44 months ago | reply

      Awhhh I love this.

    6. Bluebirds (Lisa) 44 months ago | reply

      Perfect! The people who make these would love to see this!

    7. Lollygagging 44 months ago | reply

      This is really sweet... and creative.

    8. It's a Keeper 44 months ago | reply

      Wow that is one gorgeous & creative shot Tina ! This is a stunner! Great eye to capture this beauty and click! Encore to you my friend! This IS a Keeper!!!
      Thanks as always Tina for your kind words & comments!

    9. heathernicole2 44 months ago | reply

      Wow, how creative and so beautiful! Love this! Your words are always so encouraging too!

    10. Chloe Hague. 44 months ago | reply

      I adore the texture and bokeh in this!

    11. Lucem~Ferre 44 months ago | reply

      wonderful idea, well thought out and executed.

    12. Jim Bauer 44 months ago | reply

      Wow I dont know how you do it! this is fantastic.

    13. pfairman53 [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Awww...

    14. TonetteB 44 months ago | reply

      This is so well excuted!!! You are a genius and so creative! I am so impressed! You put your heart and soul in your work!!! I am always left breathless! You should get paid for your talent. You are so amazing! This is the most romantic and unique couple shot I have ever seen!!! This is so beautiful! I love how you and your husband are the soft focus in the background! What a truly magical image! I love all the colors and bokeh! Outstanding job! As always I enjoyed your journaling! You have a way with words that truly captivates and moves me! :)

    15. jamie {74} 44 months ago | reply

      very cool concept and well executed. love.

    16. r_spin 34 months ago | reply

      Another nob from PW! You are rockin' it this week : ) Congrats!

    17. Jen5253 34 months ago | reply

      This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I have this figurine and it's one of my favorites! What a great idea!

    18. ♥ saj255 ♥ 34 months ago | reply

      Wow, stunning. Great idea. I have this same figurine which was given to me as a wedding gift. Love this shot!

    19. hootnonny (Now and Then) 34 months ago | reply

      Am so excited that this was selected by PW!!!

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