I'm absolutely thrilled with the response from last Thursday's Love Thursday Challenge -- your images and stories absolutely blew me away. There were several of you who had e-mailed me in the past who mentioned in passing that you missed Love Thursday, but I don't think I really understood the extent to which the day was missed. I'm really humbled. Thank you for welcoming it back with open arms.
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The above image of my daughter Alex and her dad, Marcus, was taken over the summer, while we were visiting Marcus' family in England. For the most part, Alex is a Mommy's Girl -- Marcus often calles her "Barnacle" or "Limpet" for the way that she's constantly attached to me. The truth is, though, that she and Marcus have a truly special connection -- one that's exemplified by her constant desire to sit on his shoulders. To be honest, some of her interest in sitting on his shoulder has to do with the fact that my husband is 6'5", making for a pretty lofty perch for a 3-year-old. But once there, it's obvious that she's so relaxed -- not only does she usually rest her head on his head as he walks around (as shown above), but very often, she falls asleep in that position -- and Marcus has to hold on tight to make sure she doesn't slip off.
I love how her complete her trust is in him. And with that kind of trust comes an abundance of love.
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Happy Love Thursday, everyone! Please leave your links to your images depicting the love in your life in the comments below -- remember, the images can be symbols of love, love of family, romantic love, love of life, or whatever. If you need inspiration, be sure to check out what kerry okra, lifeography, and n.elle have uploaded to the Shutter Sisters flickr pool recently.
And may you surrender yourself in trust with someone you love today.