Jan 3, 2009

Photo Scavenger Hunt - "Hope"

I am joining Sandi, Whistlestop Cafe, today for her Photo Scavenger Hunt. I love photos of all kinds and I have hundreds of them, so why not share!? Today's theme for the Hunt is "Hope".
I'm sharing a picture I took at the beach in Florida last summer.
The reason this picture represents hope to me is:

#1: The beach always represents hope to me - hope in God. I find more peace and joy at the beach than any place else I can think of. When I am blessed enough to walk on the sand in and out of the surf, I find myself in an almost constant state of worship. The sea itself, so incredibly representative of God's creation! The surf and the moon, in a waltz to keep the globe afloat! It's very sound, music directly from God it seems to me! A natural Eco balance only God could have created. The sand - how many billions of billions of grains of sand are there? Sea birds - natural fishers, graceful in their beauty. The mindless pleasure of selecting shells to cherish all year long. The beach is a source of great joy and thankfulness in my life - and hope through God's great gifts to us.

#2: This picture represents hope in my family. So far almost every year of our marriage, we have gone to the beach with our kids - and now their families. Just the idea of an old fashioned FAMILY vacation is hopeful for the future. We realize how incredibly blessed we are that our children WANT to spend their annual vacation with us. Isn't that alone reason to have great hope for a future of filled with many more memories in the making?

#3: The sweet little feet in this picture reminds me that our children and grandchildren are the hope of the future. I can't wait to watch my two little granddaughters grow and become what God created them to be. I adore this picture because it represents generations of true love between mothers, daughters, and granddaughters!


My foot is the bottom right, bottom left is sweet little Sydney, my daughter is mid-left, and Baby Isabelle is at the top.

21 comments:

erin said...

What a delightful picture! Happy Pink toes Saturday!

Bonnie said...

I love this post, Kathy! So sweet, love the photo and relate to all the sentiments. Isn't being a grandmother and mother the very best?
I have 10 grandkids 9 and under and just got back from a visit with 8 of them. The way you feel at the beach is the way I feel in a redwood forest near us called Muir Woods.

grey like snuffie said...

that is precious

SweetAnnee said...

I Love it
what a perfect picture


thanks for sharing

deena

char72 said...

Our family has always loved the beach too. We've spent many vacations at the beach and went there often when we lived in southern California. Cute picture of happy toes.
Charlotte

Sweetie said...

Kathy - You are so special. You are aware of and appreciate that which is so very important. I love the picture.
Hugs,
Sweetie

JyLnC said...

First, I love the pink toenails. This is a great photo showing the multiple generations and I love how you tied it to hope.

Thanks for visiting my photo hunt.

imjacobsmom said...

Oh I love this post! I could feel the waves washing over my feet as I was reading along and see the vastness of the ocean. Then I felt the sand squish between my toes, and feel the warmth of family all together. Then the final picture of all the toes -how sweet! Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Cindy Ruth said...

Your photo is just adorable!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am so glad you are joining in the hunt. If you click on the photohunt button you can see the list for 2009. Next week is 'aftermath'.

This picture is too precious. I would have to frame it and look at it every day!

Sue said...

What a sweet photo! My Photo hunt entry is here

Thank you for stopping by! And Happy New Year :)

White Iris Designs said...

What a great shade of pink polish!! Love the beach myself, it soothes my soul.

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

How precious Kathy!

Technonana said...

Love it, Love It, Love it!!
I just love your thoughts on all of this!! and the TOES, too cute!!

A Hint of Home said...

What a beautiful post, Kathy. You are so right our grandchildren are the future. They are precious. Enjoy yours to the fullest and reflect back on all the precious memories.

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Your description of the ocean, sand and beach was right on. I too have felt God's greatness when I have visited the beach. Your picture is just beautiful and heartwarming!

Lynn said...

I love your photo! There is just something about the beach for me too. It's one of the few places that I can feel calmness although the ocean crashes away! I LOVE IT. We go every summer too or at least try. There are so many beautiful things to hope for and you nailed it in your description. Hope your CHRISTmas was a happy one.

justabeachkat said...

Awwww...what a sweet photo! Love it!

Hugs!
Kat

Becky said...

What a precious photograph. I have always made pics of mine & my daughters feet together at the beach, too. Though we usually were wearing a scarlet red polish called Hot Chilies. No "nekkid" toes for us. LOL. Neither of my daughters are quite old enough to have children yet, but I am hopeful of continuing the tradition someday.

namasté

Becky said...

What a precious photograph. I have always made pics of mine & my daughters feet together at the beach, too. Though we usually were wearing a scarlet red polish called Hot Chilies. No "nekkid" toes for us. LOL. Neither of my daughters are quite old enough to have children yet, but I am hopeful of continuing the tradition someday.

namasté

Jadehollow said...

I love it! That picture was my favorite the first time I ever visited your page. You can't help but smile seeing it. Thanks for stopping by and the well wishes.. feeling much better today.
~Sterilized Hugs...
Debbie