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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Have you ever seen a HOPEFUL mama? As opposed to a TIRED one?

I've had my eye on hope for the last 7 days. These
You Capture assignments have really gotten me looking at the visuals in my life in a whole new way. I love that. I guess that's why I'm hooked.

Yesterday, I realized that not many HOPEFUL images had crossed my path. No rainbows after a storm. No children looking longingly through a glass ice-cream case. No snow melting off a set of monkey bars. I had ideas about what might look hopeful but nothing was happening.

And then yesterday.

I woke up with a spring in my step. Which I rather like. It's a different feeling that happens here and there as opposed to dragging myself out of my cozy bed shuffling through a bleary-eyed morning going through the motions of lunch assembly and helping comb through knotted hair.

I felt well, hopeful.

But I didn't quite realize it yet.

I am in the midst of all kinds of motion in my life. And not just mama motion. Me motion. Lee motion. The kind of motion that just gives me well, a spring in my step and a brightness in my soul. I am in the midst of trying to create some things. And I have all kinds of support which is mind-blowing and leaves me feeling, well, hopeful.

So as yesterday afternoon started winding down, I thought, "Oh damn. I didn't really capture any hopeful images this week."

And then it hit me.

I'm feeling kinda hopeful today"

So I got out the camera, set it up, and well, snapped a picture of a HOPEFUL mama. And this is what she looks like on a Wednesday afternoon.

A Hopeful Mama

I'm glad I captured me feeling hopeful. I'm gonna need to look at now and again when I need to be reminded what hopeful looks like.



This has been an edition of You Capture over at Beth's I Should Be Folding Laundry.
The theme was "Hopeful."

And tune in tomorrow for another edition of "Conversations with My Kid." If you're posting
a conversation you've had with YOUR kid, you can link up and join the fun!!

Hope you're having a hope-filled day.


  1. great post! who woulda thought of that?! love it.
    visiting from you capture... :)

  2. You look great - and hopeful!

    Hopefully today you feel the same. :)

  3. The photo definitely "captures" your hopefulness. Way to go for seizing the moment.

  4. I love this. You certainly look hopeful.

    And not at all tired. So... WIN.

  5. Not sure where my first attempt at commenting vaporized to, but here it is again:

    This is the image I think of when I think of you - your beautiful smile, your caring eyes, and the way you make everyone feel special.

    Glad to hear the CD arrived safely - if there's anything else I can do, don't hesitate to ask!

  6. You are beautiful, friend and I love that you are hopeful!

  7. Stopping by from You Capture to check out what everyone is hopeful for.

  8. I feel hopeful just looking at you feeling hopeful! Thanks for sharing the hope!

  9. Lee - you are absolutely gorgeous. Drop dead stunning. I love that picture, and I'm so glad you posted it and now I want to reach through the screen and give you a giant hug. HUGE and real squeezy. :)

    When oh when are we going to catch up???

  10. Great photo! And great idea!

  11. What a fabulous photo! (As well as a fabulous notion.)


    I like it.



  12. That is an incredibly beautiful picture of a very hopeful looking mom. :)

  13. Great pic. You are glowing! What a great idea, too. If I ever look hopeful again, I'll have to do that.


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