m o n t h t w o
I have been so excited to share with this talented group of ladies this photography project that takes place in a monthly basis. On the 10th of every month, we will document our lives with 10 images recently taken. We will link each other’s blogs to share a little bit of our lives with all of you *big smile*.
The second month arrived very fast. The summer vacations are passing faster and faster every year… which makes me feel a little sad seeing the time getting older on my own skin and my kids getting closer and closer to fly away. It is very important for me to make sure we are living each day to its fullest and I am so thankful to have the chance to document every little moment.
As many of you know I left my family many years ago. I left my home because I bet on love. Met my husband while working on an assignment and we fell in love in the most beautiful way. It was the most romantic and magical thing but behind the scenes was so hard to make it happen and to be where we are now. There was no other reason than true love to leave my nest which, no matter how imperfect it could be, is the only place that explain who I am from the roots and made me feel so safe. It was very hard leaving the hugs and kisses of my parents. The support of those friends that grew up by my side. The warmth of the homemade food of my grandmother (who never had the chance to meet my kids because she passed when I was pregnant of my first one *sad*) and the unconditional support of the so many cousins, aunts and uncles who I love so much. I missed to see my nephews growing up. I missed to be there when my sister gave birth or my parents got sick. I missed so many birthdays and found myself going back home to bury family that left this world before those pendings hugs were given one more time. But no matter how many times I have cried, how many times I have missed and how many times I felt lost, I would do it all over again.
God makes you stronger and he is always there to make life better. He brought happiness and many blessings. He gave me the most beautiful kids and an amazing husband. And as a plus, he crossed my path with amazing people that became family to me. Friends that became like sisters filling that emptiness in my heart for not having mine. Friends that became like aunts and uncles to my kids and their kids became those nephews and nieces I left behind. We had the chance to live life as we should live it. With love towards others and unconditional love coming back to us. With love ones close to have the chance to take care of.
Last week we had the blessing to receive this friends-family to our new home in Colorado. They came to spend some time with us. Rainy or sunny we enjoyed every day with tons of love and laughter. With music and dances. Playing games and discovering new places. Driving around. Hugging and kissing showing each other how much we care. And the day came that they left – gosh I hate good byes! sixteen years saying goodbye… it just does not get better. We hugged and made promises… we cried. The pain is always awful…
I am so happy to have captured some of the moments spent together. And here are my ten to share with you the love that we feel towards each other. Towards our friends. I am so happy to share that no matter how cloudy and rainy, we had a great day by the mountains enjoying a picnic under the shelter of the rocks.
To my friends:
Thank you for your visit! Thank you for your love. Thank you for making every little second count making them unforgettable. It is always hard seing you go but it is always comforting knowing that you will return. We love you with every little corner of our hearts =)
Enjoy my ten and after this do not forget to click on Amanda’s link to see her amazing work and have the chance to see the stories being told in her ten.
Thank you for stopping by. Besos, Cris.