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Carry On

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Why do babies bring out such love in Everyone? Why does that love disappear as we age. The devotion for every human being that is there at the beginning of life. Why is it lost? I guess it’s the loss of innocence. If we all looked at each other as infants we all might just get along better instead of behaving like them.

Anyway I was going through some images of some family shots today and noticed how fast children grow. My own children are grown but my grandchild is only 2 months now, but that span has brought about many changes.

Carry on.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Raising children never stops. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. We go from carrying them on our shoulders to carrying their spirit and love with us as they grow into adults. We carry the memories of their youth. We see their actions and looks and mannerisms in their children eventually.

Children can really make life beautiful. The energy it gives me. The desire to help them grow and learn and love and play and laugh. It takes a family to raise a child. So often we just look at the parents. It’s a family effort really. And the more family and friends supporting the parents the better it is for the child.

Being there and support of a family is good for not only the child but the parents. It’s got to be one of the most stressful times in a families in your life. The wisdom, and experience and help of aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents and close friends goes a long way in successful lives.

I can’t help but think of what a very close friend would tell me before the birth of my grandchild. He would touch every facet of the wonderment of children. The softness, the expressions and hundreds more. He said the time would even go twice as fast as it did for our own children. I wondered about his excitement and look of sheer joy from his experiences with his grandchildren. But I’m knowing it first hand and I’m just as excited and floating on cloud 9 as he is. And I can relate now to his intensity in those wonderment’s.


Random Thoughts of the Day

To hell with the phrase “no pain, no gain.”  I’m replacing it with “no pain, good day.” And today was not a good day.

A successful shooting session is an image I’m happy with.

I’ve got to get a game plan for this month. But I’ll settle for a good list for tomorrow.

It’s easier to prioritize when you get older. It’s easier to sort out the important stuff and your memory is so bad the other stuff drops off the list quickly.

I had intended to do a lot more here today but the battle with the body took its toll on my creative plans.

I hear a raging storm just about to overcome our area so I’m going to post this before my power goes out.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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