Pondering Family vs. Friendship... ▌Sierra Vista Photographer, Arizona

Okay, so we all know the old song "make new friends, but keep the old..." Well, sometimes it just isn't that easy- to make the new friends, or to keep up with old friends. Several beautiful, talented, and kind hearted women I have had the privilege to call "friends" here at Huachuca are moving out of the area and on to new assignments (not how I wanted to start my New Year!). I find myself reflecting on how often this happens as a military spouse. So today I've been putting my efforts towards the older friendships, trying to shorten the miles. This week's theme over at I ♥ Faces is "We Are Family", which instantly brought to mind, not images of my own children, but images in my archive from our days in Texas, days when husbands were deployed, and solice was found by planning an afternoon of camera fun with Julie. I took a little walk down memory lane on my external hard drive and found too many shots I may have never noticed. After all, we were single parents and short on editing time. I could only enter one photo in the contest at I ♥ Faces, so I opted instead to post these hidden gems and say "Hey Julie! I know your reading this. When I think of "family" I think of you and yours. These days were diamonds!" (And there were so many more I intended to include in this post, alas, the computer is not cooperating and I'm turning it off.)


Julie Rivera Photography said... at January 19, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Who wants to cry on a Tuesday?! Really, Karyn, this was so incredibly touching. I love, LOVE that first picture! And I miss, MISS you and your brood so very much. When are you moving back? Seriously. When?

FASHION STYLE said... at January 21, 2010 at 4:51 AM

cool photo, i like this, thank you friend