This is week 15 of the 52 Snapshots of Life photo challenge and the word is “blessings”. This was a real tough one for me! Everyone says they are blessed these days, they refer to blessings like health, family, all the usual things, but I like to think outside the dog kennel. The photo above is my choice for blessings and I will explain why below.
Mom and I are often asked how we do it? Where do we get our crazy ideas? Why do I let Mom put hats, glasses and stuff on me for photos. As it turns out, the biggest of our blessings is inspiration. Mom and I are a well organized team. I inspire Mom and we both love what we do with photos and stories/posts. One day it dawned on Mom why it makes her so happy. It turns out she has been doing what we do on my blog since she was a little girl, only in different forms! The items, including me in the first photo are all blessings which make up Mom’s inspiration!
How do we come to this conclusion? As a little girl, Mom played with dolls and stuffed animals, but she also dressed her stuffed animals and treated them the same as her dolls. She loved to take photos of her stuffed animals in their clothes, and when she finally was old enough for pets, she photographed them in clothes too! The stuffed animal photo is from 1978, Mom’s kitty, Fluffy, in the baby outfit is from 1977, and her rabbit, Sniffer, in the winter clothes is from 1980.
Even more incredible is the family dog, Alfred! His photos are all from 1979, but he is wearing clothes, sitting at a table, and Mom’s most amazing find was the photo of her very first homemade dog bones, and Alfred with one in his mouth. These photos are all very similar to what we do on our blog in 2015! By the way, if you were wondering, Mom’s favorite color as a child was, yes, yellow, and flowers were in!
The final piece to the puzzle of blessings is in the books. Mom loved to read books where dolls and stuffed animals such as teddy bears came to life like people. She had several books from Dare Wright she adored. At ten years old, Mom wrote a book for school, a story about animals in a town where they were the people. It had a super happy ending and they all learned a lesson about fire. She won first place in the book contest for fourth graders.
For Mom and I, blessings are all those pieces of her childhood which came back to her through my blog. It really shows where her heart is at, and I’m super happy to be a part of her blessings and inspiration!
My friends at The Lazy Pitbull had the idea for the #PBSG and #52Snapshots of Life photo challenge. The linky for the current week will be posted on Friday mornings. Be sure to see what other blogs come up with for the word of the week!