Mother and I, 1996 (Scanned)

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© Andrea Petersen

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The Lord is my light and the strength of my life...Psalm 27: 1

This is a self timer that I shot with my FE2 Nikon film camera in 1996 with a background and lights that I set up in my late folk's garage at the home place...I have been going through some older pictures and scanning them...This is one of them that I really love taken with my sweet mother 15 years ago..I remember cleaning out their garage to find room for my camera equipment and I am so thankful that I was into taking pictures back then to get this portrait. I used this picture to be made into a Christmas Card that year...I only wished I could have gotten my Dad and my husband to be in this portrait too but they were watching a ballgame on TV at the time.

Here is another one of my late mother's poems in her collection.

~Love~

By Helen L. Aspseter

Love is a small word, but oh how much it means.
All our lives we seek it, need it and cherish it.
Then crash...sometimes we lose it...all hope careens.
It seem our life is over...gone to the bottomless pit:

But then, behold, a ray of sunshine enters the door.
What is it...another chance to experience love anew?
Or is it God who by his grace has so much in store.
So trust him, accept his guidance, love him as he loves you...

15 responses

  • Gary Cole

    Gary Cole said (18 Nov 2011):

    A wonderful portrait.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    This is fantastic Andrea!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    Fabulous portrait of your and your mom, 15 years ago, what precious memories this photo holds. Love your mom's poem also : )

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    Words fail me. What a treasure.

  • diana a

    diana a   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    aww, sweet memories!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful image and your mother's moving poem. Treasured memories.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    A true treasure Andrea. I am so glad you have this!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    What a treasure! You two look wonderful. I am constantly appalled that my family hardly ever took pictures.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    You both look beautiful, what a treasure to keep, lovely poem as well !

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (19 Nov 2011):

    Thank you all for your comments...Donald, sometimes it was hard to get family together to be in a portrait because at the time other things took priority..or not everyone liked to have their picture taken...But many years later they are grateful to see these pictures after a loved one passes away. What is great in this day and age is the availability of digital cameras where we don't have to buy film or wait for pictures to come back from the lab and I'll bet there are more pictures taken of family than ever before.

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    Beautiful portrait

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    What a beautiful portrait of you together, and I love your mother's poem! Wonderful keepsakes..

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (19 Nov 2011):

    Memories to last a life time.....

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (20 Nov 2011):

    Andrea, this is priceless..... great portrait of the two of you..... you look like your mum....

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (20 Nov 2011):

    Andrea, this is priceless..... great portrait of the two of you..... you look like your mum....

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