Family… we all have one. They come in many different shapes and sizes. They are made of up mom and dad and sometimes two dads or two moms. Maybe your family is just the two of you, a couple. Yes our families come in all varieties and they each have their own uniqueness to them. For each of us family can also have different meaning. What it means to me may be different then what it means to you. Families can differ in terms of economic, cultural, social, and the many other things that shape us, but the one commonality that every family has is that the people who call their group a family are making it clear that the people who make up that group are important in some way to the person calling them his family. Our families are there when we start our lives and they are the ones that surround us when we one day move from this life.
My family and our extended family are unique. We are constantly together and we often plan our tips abroad together. We keep in touch constantly and we always know that each of us can count on the other when a time of need is at hand, no matter what that need may be. Family is the foundation of what we do everyday. We go to work to provide for our family. We laugh together, we cry together and yes, we at times disagree with each other. However, at the end of the day, our families are the ones we think of and they are the ones we make sure are safe and secure before that final light turns off each day. Families… keep them close, as the clock of life ticks away each day you just never know what will happen.
I recently had the privilege to enjoy some time updating our nieces family photos with a nice fall session. Our niece and her partner have three lovely and energetic children ranging in age from 8 to 5. If you have followed my blog for any amount of time you may recall when I wrote of our little great-nephew who was diagnosed with Leukemia. That was just over a year ago. I am happy to report that although he remains in treatment he is doing fantastic and has kicked the crap out of the cancer he had. He is such a brave and tough little guy. Someone, our family clearly calls our hero!
We live near a spot we like to refer to as the “hundred acre wood”. This is also one of my favourite spots to shoot. My go to place if you will.
I thought today I would share with you some of the shots I took of them. I hope you like them.
Have a great weekend everyone and “Fins Up”…. if you don’t know what that means google some Jimmy Buffett!