August 3, 2010

and my heart swelled....

a few weeks back
she wouldn't let me come to her first swim meet
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"i'm kind of nervous, aunt beth"
she said
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i promised her then
that i would come to her last home meet
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"you're going to take my picture, right?"
she said
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i took over 100 pictures
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she smiled while she did the breaststroke
and
the butterfly
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i cheered her on like she was one of my own
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day
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25 comments:

  1. no wonder she didn't want you there!! ;-)

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  2. I think it is so good when a young person is able to verbalize their nervousness. She must be very comfortable around you to be able to say how she is feeling. And by honoring her wishes you end up with 100 great pictures of your niece and she is reminded why she trusts you. Win-win.

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  3. how quickly one gets past their earlier fears to delight in the picture taking moment later. glad she's doing so well in her swim meets, :)

    have a great day.

    love the photo and words to your post below. tea brewed to perfection is all one could ever ask.

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  4. How sweet. And a new niche- sports photography-lol! There's always a photographer or two at Molly's games and they are in hot demand. BTW-I set up a blog for my DH for the August Break. He is the Light Capturer one (his pic is with the thumbnails but I don't think his blog is listed...http://imagesfromalightcapturer.blogspot.com) Have a great day Beth!

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  5. what a precious post. my son was on a swim team for several years...I spent many hours and hours poolside...this photo is darling!

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  6. sooooooooooooooo beautiful

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  7. fabulous. beautiful. and i love the behind the scene story.

    :) Debi

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  8. I love this photo! How great that she let you come and cheer her on! Woo Hoo!

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  9. Oh I would love to see the butterfly. I bet she was thrilled to have you there.

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  10. and of course she is ... one of your own ... in a special niece sort of way

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  11. "She smiled while she did the breaststroke and the butterfly.."
    That is perfect Beth. Just perfect. I smiled too.
    jj

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  12. You Love Good, Auntie Beth !

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  13. The presence and support of a loved one is often the best encouragement.

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  14. Loving this, loving that she overcame her nervousness with a smile.

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  15. You made me smile too. You're a good Auntie. :)

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  16. this picture is amazing! the perspective, the emotion- definitely one of my favorites of yours. you sound like a wonderful aunt :)

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  17. Beth,
    you are just the most loving person.
    I wish you lived closer.

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  18. 不論做什麼事,相信自己,別讓別人的一句話,把你擊倒。.......................................................

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  19. I remember those days attending swim meets. I almost miss them ...... :-) Hugs

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  20. Aunt Beth . . . . She IS one of your own. When you love you are as one.

    You touched me by how you captured her smile in your memory. It's wonderful to support her and take all those pictures. More priceless as time passes. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I have missed you, my friend. Sorry for my absence. I have missed much, I see.

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  22. I can't wait for moments like these as my little niece grows. Right now, at her age, she forgets who I am each time we Skype each other. sigh.

    I love the story you tell, just with this image alone. But your words make me wistful.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth