4.16.2007

Arm and Arm

Hanging On
April 2007

What I'm Listening To: Daughters by John Mayer

Time goes by so fast...

It seems like yesterday when I captured a pic of Sadie and her dad on her second Halloween. He was decked out as a football player, she was a ladybug with pretty red and black wings and antennas. I remember thinking how small she was as she held his hand and walked away to collect candy....a precious moment that is so vivid in my mind.

I snapped this as we were walking toward the park yesterday in the city. As the mom of a teen, I am always happy when I am witness to pure happiness from her. The times when there are no pretense, no agenda...just laughter and smiles. While the boys lagged behind with me, I caught this sweet moment between a father and daughter. It wasn't until I was editing it later that I was so overwhelmed with how tall and grown up she has gotten as she hung on to her dad's arm. I know he hopes that she will always do that no matter how old she gets.

This week, we will be spending some time just the three of us while the boys spend a few nights with friends. We will be savoring every second with her as we plan some things to do together...

You all take care!

28 comments:

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

savour the moment, drink deep - lovely shot anna

Anonymous said...

Wow, can that really be my little Sadie girl? How profoundly it recalls the lyrics to "Sunrise, Sunset". What a priceless picture of Sadie and John, we are all so blessed.
Love, Dad

John said...

great pic anna...john is a good dad...and uncle will smith is ready to rough up any guy on sadie's first date

Awareness said...

beautiful pic, Anna. I took a similar shot (with my 35 mm) last summer..the backs of my husband and daughter walking along the shoreline in Prince Edward Island. It is one of my favs.

I love the John Mayer song......it always makes me feel nostalgic.

fathers and daughters have very special relationships.

Alice said...

Oh Anna, you have captured a beautiful moment in time. Looking at John and Sadie arm-in-arm brought tears to my eyes. Thanks. Love, Mom

kenju said...

I have memories of moments with my kids like that, Anna, but I have not ever taken a photo of it. That makes me sad.

Tracy said...

This is such a bittersweet moment captured on film; the realization that your little girl has grown into a young woman. Whe did this happen? My husband just asked me that question yesterday after gazing at our daughter all ready for church. She certainly isn't six anymore!

photowannabe said...

Cherish. That's the word that comes to mind when I saw and read this blog. She is cherished and cherish every moment, no matter how fleeting.

Bob-kat said...

Sweet pic.

Mike said...

Neat shot Anna. As the father of two daughters I really appreciate the moment you have captured.

Take care.

CG said...

That's a picture that conveys so much. I understand exactly what you mean, as i have a teenage daughter myself. She is so close to her dad and it's wonderful to see...but how did they grow up so fast???

talj said...

Such a lovely photo which conveys the love between father and daughter. Hope you all have a great week :o)

Kendra said...

What a precious memory you've captured, Anna. It looks like you've got a pretty sweet teenager on your hands. She must have some good parents ; )

Ash said...

Wow - Anna, i really love this one!
Being the only child of my parents, i am quite the daddy's little girl!

Sweet photo :-)

Taswir said...

lovely pic.

bluemountainmama said...

wonderful photo and sentiments, anna. there is a special bond between fathers and daughters....

what a great idea....to have a parent/daughter weekend together....that is something i'm sure both you and sadie will cherish!

Jennifer said...

wow... at first I thought that it was you and john... but of course, who would be taking the picture? your husband looks awfully young with that backpack and you're right Sadie looks grown up too.. i can't ever imagine that Ari will one day will that tall (she might not!) i like the antique look of this... is that what you used?
talk to you later! where are the boys off to? have fun!

Society's Elite said...

awesome picture! thanks for sharing with us...

Elaine said...

There seem to be less of those moments as children enter their teen years, with friends and activities becoming more available. It seems to make time with them more special, and you captured a great moment!

JAM said...

Very nice shot. This one will be a favorite of yours in years to come, I'm sure. I like the presentation too, kinda dreamy.

Beverly said...

That is a picture to cherish.
I had a good visit with Judy yesterday. We talked non-stop for two hours. I'm now in Virginia visiting my granddaughter and her parents for two weeks.

Sarch said...

Oh wow...what a great shot. This one is worth a million bucks Anna.

Sarch said...

Oh, and hi Alice! Thank you for the comment on my blog the other day.

You've raised a fine daughter.

Stacy said...

In reading your profile, we have so much in common! Oh my word. Except I don't homeschool. Did, but don't now.

Your recent picture reminded me of one I have of my husband walking in rural China. He's walking with a local on an old dirt road. It's one of my favorites of him, and I even had it painted by a local artist so that I can hang it in my livingroom. :)

Blessings! I love your pictures.

John Roberts said...

You captured a great moment. They grow up so fast!

Cris said...

Precious moments... lovely picture Anna.

Andrea said...

What a touching post that I really related to. I love the momments of pure happiness in my teen, too. I am thankful she still does this with her father and feels comfortable enough too. I know you are, too.

sari said...

It makes it more special when they don't know you see the happiness, doesn't it?