For this week’s Photo Challenge the subject is Friendship. There are so many friendships we experience in our lives. First and foremost with our family, next with our friends and if you are lucky, the best friendship of all will be with your spouse.
It was hard for me to focus on just one friendship, however, I opted to choose my children for real sibling friendship is pure, faithful and everlasting. I am fortunate to have this kind of friendship with my brother and sister and I can only hope that my children Sophia and Max will embrace this kind of friendship too.
My photos of friendship come from our recent weekend together along the North Shore of Lake Superior, a truly beautiful place to be together as a family and enjoy each other’s friendship.
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus
Max and Sophia searching for agates along the rocky pristine shore of Lake Superior.
Only two years and four days apart, they are close in age and have become good friends. They love each other’s company and together their imagination soars.
They could have played with the rocks for hours, searching for agates, smashing them apart and making up stories about them. I just laid back and watched in awe, love and admiration. I could feel their love for each other shine.
Of course like any brother and sister they fight often and hard. But in the end, they still love each other and are faithful friends.
Watching them grow up is one of the highlights of my life. Each and every day I love them more and more.
Max is becoming a creative, happy, confident young boy. He loves the outdoors just as much as I do. It is such a thrill to see him grow up and discover the world.
Sophia and I have become particularly close this year. While Max was off at school, we have spent a lot of time together. Time I will never get back but will never ever forget. Special time. Sacred treasures. What a gift.
Meanwhile Sophia has began to make some friends of her own at preschool.
She even befriended a sea gull.
Stay tuned…I’m slowly but surely catching up on emails and posting. I will have much more to share on our lovely weekend trip!