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Love Thursday: January 31, 2008


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. 

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Reader Comments (128)

I'm a little early for Thursday, but mine is up.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternikkipolani
I took this photo of my husband and our kids this summer and will be a favourite of mine for years to come.

I have it framed in two different locations in our home.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngella
i live for this love thursday stuff.
January 31, 2008 | Registered CommenterTracey Clark
also a little early... I'm new to this, but I do love it - what a fabulous way to remind us all of what matters, each week!
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstacelet
Thank you so much for this!

Here is my link:
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPixieDust
it's great celebrating love once a week. :)

here's my contribution:
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLois Lane
I think this is a wonderful idea, photos about love, thanks! Here is my contribution
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkt

me and my little one the day he was born...instant LOVE

January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersimply
Another honeymoon shot... I have a deep supply of love to call upon at the moment!
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbirchsprite
well, here goes, my first
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralison
I thought I lost this photo when my camera freaked out this last spring. Luckily - someone recommended a recovery program that saved it. This is my daughter and the daughter of a dear friend. My daughter worships the ground this girl walks on.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZoot
I have a thing for rocks, funny shaped rocks, smooth ones, glittery ones, fossilized ones... you name it, I got it... lined up on one of my window sills (I've had to start stacking them vertically - seriously it's a problem). Last November, I went for a walk on the beach during a time when my heart felt heavy and found these 2 rock hearts. A little reminder that love is everywhere.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeanine
This is my first Love Thursday. It is truly a beautiful idea.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertiff
sweet, gentle, always.

happy love thursday!
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Sisterly Love at
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi
Here is mine. Love Thursday is a welcome relief after the stressful Wednesday when the picture was taken.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermel from freak parade
Jackson was having a rough evening. His first real cold. He's getting some daddyLove here...
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMir
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLauren C.
It is a love thursday indeed! Thanks again for a wonderful idea:
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLys Rian
Here is my contribution to Love Thursday. I'm so excited to participate.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBebe
I took this a few months back. When I came across it the other day I thought it would be SO perfect for Love Thursday.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaige
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShanna
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterspencercasa
This is my oldest daughter...she is growing up so fast and will be six in a few weeks...she is love to me!
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeah
this is one of my favorite pictures of my kids.

i love this site so much.

it's so great to be surrounded by other people who share the same passion.

January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjill s
I just LOVE this day! Here's mine at
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCandace
I'm loving the small things today.
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelody A.
My first love thursday...what a beautiful idea!

January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLesley
LOVE Thursdays rock! I've been looking forward to this all week. my entry is a summit so to speak. our baby came home with colic and terrified her 2 year old brother. he avoided her at all cost. but this day, a month into her arrival, he approached her on his terms and rested his forehead on hers as if to say "ok let's be friends"
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin
Beautiful moment Karen. Here's what I'm loving this week:
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaya
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
this is not in the shutter sisters pool, as i just took the photo of the photo but i love it so. it's love from the early 1950's and part of me... happy love thursday!
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercamerashymomma
Your blog is fast becoming a must see inspirational moment in each of my days. All the love exuded from the posts and comments and the women who write them... its magical.

Here's my love this week:
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucy
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara Moon
Love this idea! Here's my photo and post:
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisl Sukachevin
Taking my kids to do something I'd wanted all my life:
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNikki Jo
My first Love!
Avery & I on our first Mommy Daughter Date!
Thanks Avery
xoxox mommy
January 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMendy

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