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~ Promise ~

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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Taken on August 14, 2011