Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

To the grandmother I never met.

I know so little about you. You died so young, leaving my seventeen year old mother and her sister alone. I know that you had a hard life and an abusive husband. I know that you would walk the streets at night in the snow with your daughters after working as a maid all day, waiting for him to fall asleep so it was safe to go home. This is the only picture I have of you, the only picture my mother had. She also died too young. I look at it often and wonder what you were like. You look so young and carefree in this photo with your beautiful smile. My mother had your smile.

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About joliepetitemaison

"In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away" Shing Xiong. My quest is my passion to find beauty in all things. To remember to try to live in the moment, to really “see” and hopefully to capture the beauty that surrounds us in everyday life. I aspire to transcend traditional ideas and to creatively through my photographs express my own unique point of view.
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3 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

  1. smilecalm says:

    may they continue shining brightly
    when you’re looking in the mirror
    and offering kind smiles to others 🙂

  2. hugmamma says:

    Lovely homage to a woman who obviously passed along her strength and character. Hugs for sharing…

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