Haiku My Heart
April 6, 2012
Wander on over the recuerda mi corazón where Rebecca has gathered us for more Haiku MY Heart offerings.
|My three daughters, 1978|
Joyful smiles of glee
Memories of my children
Swinging, loving life
We moved from Chicago to Minnesota in 1974. Maggie had just turned one at the end of July. Moving day was August 3rd. In four short years, our family grew, we bought a house in St. Paul and put a swing set in the back yard. Left to Right in the photo were Alyssa, just about three, Maggie, the oldest, at five, and Jayne closing in on two years old.
This old photo was shot in black and white and I found it in a folder of black and white shots I had done for a school project as I was taking a photography course at Lakewood Junior College back then.
It has always been a favorite of mine. Those smiles are of a different era, a different time in space completely. A time when I don't remember having health problems or sadness from the loss of our oldest child. That happened years later in 1991. A lot of water flowed under the bridge since then, but I am filled with precious memories of my children as little kids and I am reminded daily when I see my Grandchildren and their smiling faces. It does my heart good to stand by and remember.