Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

On Friday, WordPress published their Weekly Photo Challenge: Close. The photos for the week should reflect proximity between people, places, or things.

I’ve had a hectic week, and this is the first chance I’ve had to sit and think about photo reflections of something close.  Right now, my mind goes to emotional, not physical closeness.  I am blessed with a wonderful husband (my closest daily tie) and family. I feel close to all of my children and grandchildren as well. We enjoy extended family and friends who also enrich our lives in varying and ever-evolving levels of closeness.

But there is one bond that is especially precious to me right now. As my mom is struggling with health issues, my sister and I are drawn tightly together. This is sort of a “rubber band” relationship. We’ve always loved and doted on one another (and one another’s children.) Sometimes we’ve lived on opposite coasts, or been in very different places in our lives, but that bond is always there, pulling us back together, no matter how circumstances have stretched it.

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So here’s a loving shout-out to my incredible baby sister (who hates to be called that, but what the heck –  age has its privileges!)

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42 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

  1. Madoqua says:

    You are very fortunate to have such a string bond between you! A great post.


  2. TBM says:

    Great choices for close…lovely!


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  4. Fantastic slide show photos my friend 😀


  5. Paula says:

    This is a beautiful post .) Thank you for sharing these precious memories with us here.


  6. Such a beautiful and loving post about a siblings that inspired and loved each other through the years. I have 5 sisters and I miss all the wonderful years we had growing up. I wish and pray for your moms recovery and good health. Thanks.


  7. Pseu says:

    Lovely selection of photos!


  8. eof737 says:

    You are both so beautiful… 🙂


  9. Very sweet. It’s lovely that siblings stay close together and we shouldn’t take it for granted. Lots of siblings fall out each day. Your love for each other is evident in these photos. It’s always heartening to see how people cherish love like you do.


    • Thanks – we were fortunate that our parents always fostered family ties – especially our relationship as sisters, since we were 5 years apart, and it would have been easy to lose sight of its importance!


  10. Coffee time with Claudia says:

    Lovely images!!! Thanks for sharing some of your personal photos with us… they’re gorgeous! 🙂


  11. Madhu says:

    beautiful post! The bond between you two is so clearly visible in these images.


  12. adinparadise says:

    Really lovely post. Yes, sisters are very special, and I love your photos. Sending positive thoughts to your dear mom, and of course yourself, at this time.


  13. Hi Retiring: I love your post. So warm and happy…your Sis is lucky to have you! 🙂


  14. Being sisterless, I really loved watching your slideshow. How wonderful it must be … 🙂


  15. Imelda says:

    Lovely post. Your sister must be so proud of you too.


  16. SimplySage says:

    Lovely tribute!


  17. My baby sister and I are about eight years apart. This so reminds me of days gone by. Great slide show. Thanks for the memories…


  18. Lovely post – my sister is my closest friend.


  19. Madelaine says:

    Wonderful pics!


  20. This is fabulous! I love it, and the pictures are amazing.


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