Sunday, January 15, 2012

To Find Your Way

My husband is not only a talented photographer, but he's a talented orator. I first noticed when he was a teaching assistant in a class I took in 1973. For more than a decade he was a college instructor (a favorite of the students). He's the person everyone turns to for celebrations and eulogies. And his words aren't lost on prepared speeches. His prose to family would be poetry to many.

In a tearful farewell before Greg's move to Minnesota in 2010, Bob gave him a knife and a flashlight. The flashlight, he said, was to "find his way home." Here they are, together at home, in 2011.


And quoting the words from the song by Sugarland: "I will hold you in my arms until everying's alright. I will shine the light."

11 comments:

scrappyhappymom said...

Cindy, your stories are always so touching. Your a fabulous mother, wife and friend. I love your layout.

Katherine B said...

your family is so blessed...the legacy you leave in your journaling/storytelling alone is priceless...

Heather Landry said...

I love that he gave him a flashlight to find his way home. You always tell a wonderful story with your pages!

Amy said...

Wow....amazing pages & great stories you share!!

Chris Powell said...

Lovely ol and a great story.

Margo said...

Very cool LO and I love the one you made with the pictures of Michelle !
Hugs
Margo

Sharon said...

Ahhhhhhh! This page is so wonderful. I absolutely love the story behind it - the flashlight to find his way home brought a tear to my eye! TFS!!!!

Rita Barakat said...

Great story and gorgeous layout!

Jennifer said...

Love the story behind this LO! A beautiful creation!

Anna C said...

Your layouts always have such wonderful stories with them.

misty said...

Beautiful story and I love the meaning he put behind the flashlight! Oh and the page...I love the inked up compass!