Saturday, April 14, 2007

On the Right Path

On the Right Path, originally uploaded by Lou's Canon.

I found a very touching photo on Flickr tonight. So moving for me that I cried when I heard what it was saying to me. I'm still crying as I write this.

This is a picture with many hidden meanings. It could be saying 'run along and get your drink out of the car', or it could be saying 'wait for me'. But what it signifies for me is...letting go.

I never thought I would have kids. Then I had Kevin and my whole world changed. He's growing up so fast, getting so tall, has his first loose tooth, and will be going to kindergarten this fall. Time is flying by faster and faster with every day. There will come a time very soon when I will have to let him go, and it will come quicker than I think. I only hope I will have done right by him when that time comes.

Thank you, Lou's Canon, for touching me with your photograph. Nothing has moved me quite like this in a very long time.


Maile said...

It's funny how different pictures can evoke different emotions depending on what's going on in our lives.

My husband and I are going to start trying to conceive soon, and when I saw the picture I started imagining us as a family, going out for a hike, seeing the world as bigger through our child's little eyes.

You say you hope you will have done right by Kevin when the time comes to let him go. Judging by the stories you tell, I think you certainly will have. He seems like an very sweet boy, and you a wonderful mom.

Ron Melin said...

Ginger, thank you for you heartfelt comments on my photo. I must admit that when I took this picture I was yelling, "Hey! Jayden! Wait for me!!!" But when I looked at it when I got home it had a sort of special feel to it, and that's why I posted it. I wasn't sure what it was saying to me... and I still don't - I just know I like it. I'm glad someone else liked it, too. I apologize for creating such a cathartic moment for you - I didn't mean to. But then again, it's those little moments in time that help define who we are and make us stop and take inventory of the things we hold dear. So, although I'm sorry my picture made you cry, I'm also very happy to have stirred something in someone's soul. Thanks again. I've added you as a friend in my flickr contacts so you will be able to see other pictures of my kids which I don't necessarily want the public to see. I once had them posted in public, but it disturbed me to see them being viewed so many times without receiving comments or faves. Made me wonder just how many child molesters and deviants were out in flickrland. I think I'm safe letting you look, though... It’s nice to meet you.

Kathy said...

That's awesome, Ginger! I love your blog. I'm looking into moving mine, as well. :0)

Steph said...

Oh, Ginger, this is such a sweet time, the summer before Kindergarten. You and Kevin will both be emotional, I'm sure. Enjoy this summer and look forward to all the new discoveries that come with school.