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Thursday
Jul212011

{Thoughtful Thursday} Random Street Photos & I Could Use Your Advice

 

Today, I thought I would share a few shots from our Canada Day trip to Clear Lake.

How cute is this little puppy dog?  

'sigh'

And this scene, totally made me smile..... Four women having great fun!

And who do you think is related in this photo?

Mom, Dad, Daughter and their son-in-law/boyfriend.... or is it Mom, Dad, Son and Daughter-in-Law/girlfriend?

And how bout the pups ..... Mom and pups ... or Mom, Dad and a pup?  No connection at all... maybe they just love border collies? 

Whatchya think, my friends?

And here's 2 in-uniform RCMP officers....  love the unplanned comp of this photo...with the 911 on the left. :)

And here's an interesting character....

And, while I have you here... sweet friends... and especially Moms....  

What do you do when your child gets his heart broken?  Any advice....  'sigh'  

It feels like my heart is breaking too. 

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Love this guy... cause he's pimping (as the kids say) a nikon d700.... like mine....

That's it for today, inspired ones.....

Hoping your day is beautiful in every, single way.

xxo, 

p.s. I'm dreaming of a trip to New York..... camera in hand... How awesome would that be? :) Talk about amazing street photos!  'sigh'

p.p.s. Oh my gosh... your TT Aurora eDition photos are mind blowing beautiful!!

Reader Comments (17)

((hugs)) I think you just let him know you love him and give him time to heal. I don't know. As my oldest is just 13, I have not had to deal with that yet and I do not look forward to it. I am sorry!!!

Hey, I think a batch of cookies made make it a teensy bit better. A guy's heart is tied to his stomach. Make it happy for a short moment and maybe the pain will ease for those few moments too. Nothing lasting, of course, purely temporary.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
Oh boy...have I been there with the broken heart! (The first one was devastating.....threw him into situational depression for a year! He 'ran away' across the state ...to his cousin's...with three months left of his senior year in high school. Worst time of my life...and his. Long story short: a wonderful teacher colleague worked out packets for him to pass his two remaining required classes and he graduated with his class; he spent 5 months in Alaska away from the situation and off antidepressants, came back and gradually worked into being the ultra-responsible, hard-working young man he is today.) Being there to listen is so important. As for the NY trip: that's where our son has lived for 5 years as a chef and we visited for 5 days a year ago. I'm definitely going back! I printed just 200 of my photos for a simple album, but I'm setting the itinerary next time. ;-)
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon
Of course my heart breaks as well!!! A simple reminder that in time, the pain will ease. "It's only for a while" even though it's all consuming today. And yes, a big batch of cookies would work well, time with those he loves, and checking in more often. So sorry. He'll be in my prayers! That's the best things we can do I think!
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
aww, Kim, I have been there as well. Really and truly all you can do is love them, spend loads of time with them, and let them know you will be there with them and for them through thick and thin, no matter what!. Its the most heartbreaking thing for a mom to deal with. Hugs to you and your son.....xoxo
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNanette
My son just had his heart broken, big time.He's 28, has been with the girl for 3 years. He just finished a residency in implant dentistry and oral surgery and they planned their whole future together. Just as it's all coming to fruition and he was about to buy a ring, she dropped him like a hot potato! I tell you, to have your 28 year old son crying in your arms is heart breaking. But, I am so glad she did it now and not a few years down the road when they had kids.
So anyone looking for a successful, extra good looking, dental surgeon? He's quite the catch, if I do say so myself!
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdiane stanley
Just recently went through this with my daughter Kim.
All you can do is be there.
Truly, although it seems like so little, it is so very important to them.
When they were little, you could kiss the boo-boo and make it go away. It is so much harder when they are older, and you cannot.
Just be there.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisa
Oh Kim, I'm not a mum myself but I know hurt and I know people who have experienced deep hurt. All you can do is be there for him as he goes through this awful time. He may want comfort from you, he may be angry at you, he may not say anything but you are the stability in his life that he can count on. There's no easy way round this, the path goes through this but then thankfully out the other side. Hugs to your son and even more to you x
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa
Being there for him and be ready to listen if he want to talk about it.
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNadege
Ha! Funny...I do the same thing when I see families and groups of people! Perhaps just son and daughter?
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillsy
Awww Kim ... it is so hard to see them hurt! We also went through this when my oldest son was in his mid - twenties. He didn't share it with us at first and was isolating himself. Just being there, and time, all helps. Today he is 31 and married with an adorable little son and another baby on the way. It is easy to look back now and be happy how things turned out...but hard to see it at the time. Take care!!!
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAgnes Fegan
That puppy is so darn cute, make me chuckle. Love all the candid shots you got.

I don't have kids so can't give you any great motherly advice. Hugs and chocolate always seemed to help me growing up. :0)
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Dyche Dechairo
Great photos - love the one of the policeman?/mountie? in red ... oh, and the moustached one! :) As for your DS - sorry he's having an unhappy time, but lots of love, empathy and a dollop of backbone: yep, we get hurt but we can recover...
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralexa
Love the street photos, especially the puppy. Cute! I've been through this with both my son and daughter. All you can do is be there to listen, give hugs, and cookies sure wouldn't hurt.
July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoan
Hey Kim ~ it's so difficult to see your loved one with a broken heart, especially your child. You hurt for them - I know. All you can really do is be there to love and comfort, be there to lean on and to offer a shoulder to cry, be there with a bowl of comfort food. It truly sucks watching a tender heart break but he must navigate through it just like we all did. You are such a caring mama. I hope he pulls through this ok.
And... NYC? Please connect if you ever come down this way! We could photo walk and grab cappucinnos at a sweet Italian coffee place :)
July 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbella
good morning sunshine ... : )
you and i have talked about this before ... as moms we carry the heartache of our children deep ...
when they hurt, we hurt ... we tend to feel every little thing they do ... even the love songs sting.
we look for glimmers that they are doing better ... and wish we could kiss them better like when they were little.
this is tough. damn tough.
we look for signals that they want to talk and sometimes get the signal that talking is the last thing they want to do.
so we bide the time. and hurt and pray and give thanks that this time will pass very soon and keep faith that he does have the most brilliant path ahead of him. i know it ... cuz i saw it in his clear, blue eyes and his beautiful, bright smile when i saw him friday, sitting in his car waiting for his brother before joining you for dinner.
you love him with all of your heart ... keep letting him know in your own way how wonderful he is and how wonderful his life is and the sun will shine more and more and more for him each day ...
love you and all your boys...
always,
pg
xxxooo
July 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl
p.s.

love your snaps!
love how you caught the glee and joy in the faces of the four women ... : )
and for sure ... mother, daughter, dad and boyfriend ... just look at the chins ... hee hee!
going to folk fest today in b town ... some good people pics there, for sure ... wink wink ... ; )
xxxo
pg
July 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl
Oh I just read your post today, I agree with all the comments before mine, Just be there, be strong, but Oh how I know how it hurts, I get a physical pain in my chest when he hurts, but that's love xx
July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

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