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My Favorite Photo Is… #NaBloPoMo

I have always loved taking pictures, ever since I was a child. There was never a moment when I did not want to be in front of a camera, smiling bright and posing as perfectly as I could. In those days I viewed it as simply being something fun to do, but as I have gotten older I have come to realize and truly appreciate all that photos are and everything they symbolize.

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Photos are far more than just a capturing of a moment. For me, they are thoughts, feelings, and expressions of emotions all beautifully articulated in one tiny square. They are lifetime treasures of priceless measure and sacred to the heart. With one single glance, they can speak volumes to the beholder, helping them to feel the moment that they are viewing.

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I have taken so many in my lifetime that I love, but if I had to pick my favorite photo, I would choose the one that I took with my Father a few months ago.

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My love and admiration for him is written all over my face—just as his unconditional love for me on his. You can see in our eyes that we both have seen plenty in this life—individually as well as together. You can see the laughter and the tears; the ups and the downs. Yet, through it all it is easy to tell that our bond remains strong. What I love most about the photo that it is crystal clear that no matter what, to me he will always be Daddy, and to him I will always be his little girl.

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My Father will be turning 81 years old next year. Every time we are around each other, we stay far away from any slightest mention or thoughts of the obvious. We simply do the very thing that you see in the photo: we show and give each other as much love as we possibly can.

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I know for certain that as the years go by and life makes its inevitable transitions, this photo will be that lifetime treasure for me, for it perfectly captures the thoughts, feelings, and emotions my Father and I have for each other beautifully in one tiny square. Of all the photos that we have taken together, this one will always be sacred to my heart.

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NaBloPoMo September 2012
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Do you have a favorite photo? Tell me about it below or feel free to share with me at: melisasource@yahoo.com.

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Makeba Giles is an Inspiration, Culture, Lifestyle, and Family Blogger. She is also a Midwest Mother of four, and the Founder and Creative Director of MELISASource.com. | EMAIL: melisasource@yahoo.com

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