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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Photohunt: SUPPORT

This week, tnchick has given us the topic "support." Now at first, I thought of support as being an architectural feature, as in bridge supports. I have some good photos that I took at Granville Island of pylons covered with mussels that hold up a section of the boardwalk, as well as photos of the Burrard Street Bridge and parts of the Granville Street Bridge that show their support systems. Since Vancouver lies at the mouth of the Fraser River systems, we have lots of major bridges that join parts of the city and its surrounding areas to each other.

However, I decided to take a different approach to the word "support." I thought of it as an emotional connection among people who care for each other. The ultimate support is that of friends and family members for one another. My parents supported me as I was growing up and were there for me even as an adult when I was faced with some terrible life experiences. Secondly, my sisters and I have been there for each other in times of need. Next, I was (and still am) there for my children and grandchildren and have been blessed with the ability to help them out financially and emotionally. They, in turn, are there for me when I need a shoulder to cry on and I know they'll be there for me when I have to go through back surgery. Then, I see my daughter and my son-in-law supporting each other and their wonderful children. Finally, I'm glad that I've had lots of friends who have stuck by me through many years of grief after losing my husband, my mother, and my father. So without further ado, here is a sampling of those I love and who love me. We know we can always count on each other for support whenever it's needed.


Dad supports me as I walk down the aisle to marry Brian.

Just as I supported my husband in life, so do my daughter Jamie and her husband Jason support each other.

Son-in-law Jason supports his son Noah as he goes skating for the first time.

Grandson Noah supports his Mommy by helping out with feeding his baby sister Eden.

I love these children so much I'd do anything necessary to help support them.

My friend Cathy and I support each other all the time during our lives' crises.

Everyone supports younger daughter Jaclyn as she works to find her place in life. We were all there on opening night of the "Frames Of Mind II" art show. See post here.

For early participants, you can click on carver's site here. Have a wonderful week, everyone!

68 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Great choice. For me my family is the bedrock of support in my life. Happy weekend

Carver said...

Hi Leslie,

Great take on the theme. Having a supportive family means so much. I enjoyed all of your photographs of your family and I hope that your back surgery will go well and your recovery will be swift. Happy Friday.

ellen b said...

This is the kind of support I really love. Blessings!

Pretty Life Online said...

Great idea for today's theme... Happy weekend! Hope you'll visit mine too.

ancient one said...

You have a great network of support. Yes, family and friends are our best support! Good take on today's theme!

SnapCatch said...

Perfect choice for today's theme... Happy weekend! Thanks for dropping by.

Sue said...

What a lovely family you have :) Great take on the theme!

barbara said...

Hello Leslie,
You discovered my blog through Anne's blog. Thank you for stopping by.

What a lovely post; support is one of the keystones of family life. Helping each other & being there.
You have a beautiful family and you are fortunate to have each other.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What a lovely take on the theme, Leslie. Those who support us when we are in need are so precious.

sally in norfolk said...

what a great post. we all need this kind of support sometime in our lives and some more than others.

Napaboaniya said...

Yes, we all need support from family and friends :) Great take this week!

marcia said...

so nice family and friends are the absolute best supporters

Sarge Charlie said...

beautiful family what a nice entry

jmb said...

Wonderful photo story today Leslie. Nothing more important than a loving family.

Sue said...

Thanks for letting me know about the trouble getting on to my site. Only 1 other person has mentioned anything like it and I'm not sure where the problem is :(

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Leslie,

Came over from Ancient One's Place to check out your support photo. What a wonderful choice, Family! And friends! What could be a better example of support? You have a lovely family.

Hmm, how can I get into this photo hunt game? I think I'd enjoy it.

Have a great weekend!

Renie

Leslie said...

Excellent choices for this week! I hope your weekend is going well. :)

My son is in Singapore on an 18 hour layover, on his way home to Australia.

Fishman said...

Great take of this week's theme. Indeed family is the greatest support one can have.

Mitch said...

Love photos!

Happy weekend!

Claudia said...

Hey...we think alike again. Nice narrative.

Louis la Vache said...

And we support you with the upcoming surgery, Leslie!

The first photo in this series is apropos to:
"Louis" et Mme. la Vache celebrate their premier anniversaire today.

eastcoastlife said...

Support for and from the family is very important in one's life. I wrote about it too. :)

Your grandkids are so adorable. Best wishes to your daughter.
Happy weekend!

Blur Mommy said...

Great choice for this week. Those are the best support everyone needs. Happy weekend.

Huey said...

Hi Leslie, we do have same idea about support this week, how cool is that. :) Yes, family is among the best support that I can imagine. :)

danielctw said...

Wow... from the day you're married till now. Really nice part on the support :)

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely photographs. The one of the kids and the bottle is lovely. We all depend on our families, despite some of the issues that we have.

Blue said...

A lovely post.
I sort of just touched on that type of support with a photo of my mother.

Have a great w/e!
Blue

Denise said...

Great idea Leslie and oh so very true.

luna miranda said...

great photos! thanks for sharing these photos for this week's photo-hunt. enjoy photo-hunting!

Wirelessbliss said...

that's really a great one!

here's my type of support

Wirelessbliss said...

that's really a great one!

here's my type of support

2lives said...

how fortunate to have such a supporting family and friends

hope you have a great weekend

Angie said...

Great pictures to share for the theme. They are indeed very appropriate. Have a good one! Thanks for stopping by.

Chica said...

The best photohunt I've read so far, such a beautiful interpretation of support. :)

mariana said...

a lot of beautiful pics !
congrats for the beautiful family ! =)

JC said...

Oh... this is a wonderful series! You have a beautiful family!

Ourhomeschool said...

Support of family is sooo important! When you have someone behind you, supporting you... you feel as though you can do anything! I enjoyed the pictures. Many blessings.

jenny said...

You and I did have similar thoughts this week! ;-) You were a sweet-looking bride. That dress is so cute. Lovely montage that helped you "count your blessings" this week, I bet.
:-) Thanks for the visit.

Sister Sassy said...

I wanted to do an emotional theme, but didn't have the time to find a really good shot.

I really liked the shot of him feeding the baby. That was really sweet.

Frances said...

Have to tell you the art photos are nice, but the kids are bee-yoo-tee-full!
Thanks for coming to visit mine.
Waving at you from New York,
Frances

Antonette said...

Excellent choice for "support". I am so glad you stopped by my blog. Come back again soon!

IRISHKAT said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Dianne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. You have a lovely family-thanks for sharing. : )

Rosebud said...

Well stated commentary and great examples of support.

Teena in Toronto said...

What a sweet take on the theme!

Thanks for stopping by :)

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Family support is the greatest thing. My kids think I am their rock, when in reality,... all 5 of mine are my rocks. They rock my world. Have a great week.

dawn said...

What a wonderful bunch of supportive people. That is the best support there is and with that kind of support, people can get through a lot. Wonderful post. Thanks for visiting.

YTSL said...

Could feel the warmth emanating from this blog entry... even from where I am thousands of miles away. :)

Ladykli said...

You are blessed with a great "support" system! How lucky you are. I will that your back surgery goes well and that your recovery is quick. Thanks for stopping by to see mine!
p.s. I peeked at some of your other photos. Nice job!

Maria said...

Lovely family and what a wonderful network of support you all have!

Russell said...

This will make it an even 50 comments!!! This is better than being the first one!!! Hurray!!

I have NEVER had 50 comments, or 25 comments or even 15!!! Heh!!! Wow!

I like your support thoughts. Yes, there are many ways to support each other in life and you certainly captured many of those meanings!

Take care.

Russell said...

Well, looks like I was 51!! Someone beat me out at the last moment!! Heh!!

Here's to 51!! Now 52 perhaps??!!

Alice Audrey said...

reyMy, you have a LOT of support. You are very lucky that way.

JesieBlogJourney said...

I am touched by the support pictures that your family members have for each other.

Thanks for sharing the pictures and visiting my support.

Pato & Pearl said...

Yes, family is the best support there is, no matter what - blood is thicker than water ;)

Pearl - happy weekend

ZJ said...

Love the family photos! This is the kind of support everyone wants to have :)

the teach said...

leslie, marvelous family and pictures of them. You're so lucky to have a support network like you do! :)

MyMaracas said...

What a wonderful family support system you have! Beautiful post.

Thanks for stopping by at mine!
Vicki

Mrs P said...

I love all of your family photos. I was going to also post a photo of my dad walking me down the aisle. Family is the best kind of support!

Heart of Rachel said...

This is a wonderful post. A family who supports one another is a blessing.

philos said...

Love your take on the theme. Family... what could be a better source of support than that right? Made me feel all warm just looking at your family photos. Good job! :)

Kelly said...

Great post! I enjoyed reading your captions and seeing your photos!

Katney said...

A great deal of wonderful support and for sure it is so important to support each other. My support was up on time, but my link was late to TnChick's comment box. Stop by to see, as my support is somewhat similar to yours.

Shoshana said...

Leslie, what a wonderful post you have.

I'd like to invite you to Mailbox Monday. Post any mailbox picture, sign in to Mr. Linky and you're done.

CherryPie said...

This is the most beautiful idea I have seen for the theme. Thank you for sharing with us x

Kim said...

Very cool Post! Family and Friends are our greatest support. Kim

starnitesky said...

Great idea for support, I have lost a lot of my support over the years. I have enjoyed supporting my children while they have grown into adulthood, it was difficult being alone but we got there!

mistyeiz said...

awww....lovely post n love the collection n ur take onthe theme. sorry for the late return! ;)