Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sunday Scribblings: The Photograph

A Family Affair
This week, Sunday Scribblings' prompt is "photograph." They provide a lot of suggestions on where to take such a prompt.

I look at this picture, and I see love. Lots of it. What do you see?

Do you see a casually dressed woman with the 13-month old girl in a backpack? Do you see the two-year-old boy -- dressed in a Steve shirt -- holding a bag of animal cookies in one hand and clutching the hand of a casually dressed man with his other? Do you see the woman reaching to hold the boy's hand? Do you see the woman holding the man's hand?

Do you see a casually dressed clerk of the court? Do you think she's creating a family? She's not. There was already a family. She was just taking care of the paperwork.

My wedding picture.

I wouldn't necessarily grab that photo if the house were burning down. I'd be too busy with Pete making sure the 11-year-old boy, and his nine-year-old sister, and their nearly-six-year-old brother got out. I don't need the photo, just like we didn't need the paperwork. We just need each other.

22 comments:

Marcy said...

I see all that and more -- love the look on Daughter's face -- she looks like she is having just the best time!! And you were a lovely bride --

Granny Smith said...

The love is much more important than the paperwork, as you have so wisely pointed out.

May your family carry this happiness far into the future!

Robin said...

A lovely photograph, and even lovelier words.

GreenishLady said...

That is so wonderful. Your love is all you need indeed! I'd never have guessed what that photo did signify, though!

Sian said...

Patois, this is the first SS that I have visited today and I am certain that there are some lovely posts out there, but if there were a prize for the best contribution to SS then surely this one would win.
Really, really beautiful. Thankyou :)

Jolene said...

Simple and perfect. I wish I would have gone that route. A whole lot of stress, money and hurt feelings later, and the outcome was the same. You live, you learn.

nonizamboni said...

This is absolutely perfect. Beautiful, real and full of truth.
Thanks for sharing.

D... said...

I did see all that in the photo. I read even more in the words.

susiej said...

Incredibly sweet and beautiful. I love your take on this.

tumblewords said...

Love this scene!

keith hillman said...

What a great story in a picture. Clearly a very happy day indeed

MamaGeek said...

I can definitely see the love, hear the love through your poetic words and I feel the love right in my left aorta.

I love it.

paisley said...

by far one of the finer wedding pictures i have ever seen... you should be proud of your commitment,, and not the piece of paper that says you have to maintain it...

Amarettogirl said...

This is the true face of matrimony. Absolutely excellent SS post with moving, true, raw beauty. Thanks for sharing!

forgetfulone said...

What a happy photo and a wonderful description.

Tammy said...

What a lovely family celebrating a day of love. Priceless!

It was great seeing you!

Kimberly said...

Great story and great picture!

Bubba's Sis said...

I love this!!!!

Navy Son is in our wedding pictures - he was 7 years old.

Jeanne said...

That was a beautiful post - thanks for sharing :-)

Just Jen said...

hehe...i have a wedding picture of me nursing my first. We didn't the paper to be together either :D Know what you mean :D
I could never wear those baby backpacks, I couldn't figure them out...LOL

Toni said...

That. is. beautiful.

jenica said...

i love it patty! always the blushing bride. ;-D

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