a word on summer

a word on summer

I have volumes to say about this image. About how each time I look at it my heart skips a beat. About how sometimes it feels like a dream that my daughters are growing up so fast and so beautiful. But, the words don’t really do it. I can’t really articulate it well enough; how I feel when gaze at this long-legged, funny, creative, bright, compassionate, gorgeous human-being. How can it be that she, my very first baby has become this amazing (big) person? So, even though there might be words…sometimes words don’t say enough. The photo says it all.

Check out the new One Word Project theme at Shutter Sisters. Can you guess what the perfect word for the season is?

  • Jena
    Posted at 15:37h, 01 July Reply

    Stunning beyond words. I feel this, too, what you describe, when I look at Aviva and she looks at me with eyes that big and deep and wise, a self so possessed and confident and beautiful it knocks me over sometimes.

  • rlk
    Posted at 16:22h, 01 July Reply

    yes ….it is fascinating to witness as a mother…what a very special gift seeing the growth in our children.

  • The Glamorous Life Association
    Posted at 19:30h, 01 July Reply

    I find this part of motherhood to be painfully joyful.
    I can look at my boys-all growed up and think I could cry and soar with happiness all at the same time.

    Thank god for photos.
    So I can travel back into their eyes….

  • tom tveitan
    Posted at 20:09h, 01 July Reply

    I love your photograohy:)

    Tom Tveitan from Norway

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey
    Posted at 03:39h, 02 July Reply

    This is, by far, my face portrait I have ever seen of her.

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey
    Posted at 03:40h, 02 July Reply

    Oops FAVE.

  • melody
    Posted at 05:57h, 02 July Reply

    You know, often I speak of how your youngest looks just like you…but here, I see you in every inch of her face. I see strength, too. The beauty goes without saying.

    Perfect portrait and words from mother.

  • Krista
    Posted at 12:58h, 02 July Reply

    I know exactly how you feel. My oldest is 11. There are times when I look at him and just stop to stare because I can almost see the man he’s becoming. It’s happening so very fast, which makes me a little sad but also oh, so proud.

  • busymomma66
    Posted at 13:44h, 02 July Reply

    Such a lovely shot of your daughter. I always feel so sad when I come across a picture that shows me that my daughter is growing up. I want to stop time, but it’s like trying to catch the rain in your hands–you have it for a moment but it slips through your fingers so easily.

  • Meg
    Posted at 21:25h, 02 July Reply

    Wow, Tracey. This is amazing. Your words, this image… just so moving. I really aspire to capture moments as successfully and brilliantly as you!

  • shelley
    Posted at 22:52h, 02 July Reply

    I can hardly bear the feelings that wash over me when I look at this picture.
    I feel like you should still be this age and I should be you.
    Turn around and you’re 2
    Turn around and you’re 4
    Turn around and you’re a young girl
    going out of the door…
    I love you and thank you for this lovely and bittersweet moment.

  • HappyHourMom
    Posted at 04:55h, 03 July Reply

    Holy Cow… Mom’s comment has me in tears. That picture of Julia has the mother in me, stunned beyond words. I love you my sister, you are a one-of- a kind mother!!

  • Katie
    Posted at 16:13h, 03 July Reply

    You have such a wonderful blog!

  • Heather Bea
    Posted at 06:26h, 04 July Reply

    So beautiful.

  • daniela
    Posted at 18:05h, 05 July Reply

    strong, vulnerable, knowing, curious, compassionate, artistic – the words that entered my thoughts immediately upon seeing this amazing portrait. what a story you tell with this one photo of her.

    in fact, the same words resonate when i look at your avatar tracey 🙂

  • gypsy alex
    Posted at 01:18h, 13 July Reply

    This is a fantastic shot, Tracy! WOW. She is a fierce beauty, like you. I love how intense she looks. Like you said, there are no words…

  • Krista Kruger
    Posted at 23:29h, 13 May Reply

    Wow Tracey! This is a beautiful picture.

    It breaks my heart when I realize my own boys are growing up so rapidly.

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