Everyone has to choose their own path. Sometimes it seems to go nowhere. On those nowhere paths, we hope for a fork in the road, which will lead to new journeys. When you get to the fork, do you go right or left? Or do you just stand there, immobilized, too unsure of which way to go? Do you yell for help, hoping someone hears and responds? Or will you forge your own, new path?
There is no map. Faith has to be your compass.
After the Rain
Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
~ John Updike
Today, I’m sharing my Photo-Heart Connection for August with Kat Eye Studio. Each month, we share a photo from our files that has a deeper connection to our hearts. Photos don’t have to be technically perfect or follow any photographic rules…they just have to connect to your heart.
This photo was taken on our recent, glorious vacation to the Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee side. The area is a favorite place for my husband and me, but we hadn’t been in years. In fact, we hadn’t traveled outside our state in 8 years…the exact age of our daughter. It was definitely time to go and to share this wonderful place with her.
While I was taking photos at a small creek, I looked up and found my husband and daughter in conversation. Their looks alternated between serious and silly. I couldn’t hear what they were talking about, but they looked happy and relaxed….exactly how you’re supposed to look on vacation!
Our daughter loved the Smokies! She loved being outside, seeing mountains (as she remarked on the way home, “You could throw a rock and never hit a mountain in Florida!”), eating breakfast every morning on a patio that overlooked Gatlinburg, exploring a real cave and seeing deer, bears and horses in Cades Cove. It’s now a place just as special to her as it is to us. We’ll be back, and it won’t take 8 years to do so!