Friday, December 28, 2012


"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves,
and not to twist them to fit our own image.
Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
Thomas Merton

Walking past a little mirror in my Dad's house, I caught his reflection.
The reflection of this dear, sweet, wise daddy of mine.
He's known....
Known how to let me be my self.
Known how to let my brother be himself.
And to love both of us just as we are.

He has parented well.
Helpful, not hovering.
Guiding, not governing.
Answering questions with questions. Teaching us to think for ourselves.
Listening, not lecturing.
Available, not authoritarian.
Always learning and curious, we've watched him change with the times.

I do love this guy!

Linking up with Weekend Reflections and
Sharing a quote with Tabitha for Sunday Citar


  1. A very beautiful post honouring your dad! Love how the photos "grow" in stages! Effective atmosphere!

  2. So nice photos!
    Happy New Year to you!

  3. This little mirror is so pretty, like a fairy tale kind of object : very well photographied too.

    The picture of your father are awesome, and the words you chose to present him are vibrant of love and carying...

    Happy new year to you and your family.

  4. What a great post and lovely series of photos.

  5. you are so lucky adrienne, i always longed for that!!