The Weekly Photo Challenge Theme is Close.

When I saw the theme I knew there was one picture that would represent this topic for me.

It’s one of my favorite pictures of Al and our Mija.

I have it in a frame in the room that serves as my home office.

It was taken when we lived in an apartment in Walnut Creek, California.

There was one place where our little one always preferred to be…

and I do mean always…on Al’s left shoulder.

No other place would do.


To Al,

You joke that you are the butler, the cook, the driver, the laundry worker, the body guard.

Thank-you for the love that you give to both of us.

Thank-you for all that you do for the two of us.

Thank-you for holding us close.


With much love on Father’s Day and always,

 Your Two Girls.




I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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Posted in 2012, Autism, Faith, Family, Musings, Personal, Special Needs, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized
33 comments on “Close
  1. cobbies69 says:

    Beautiful, lovely post. thanks for share 😉

  2. With so much love. You can see it. Thanks, Cathy. Loving share.

  3. What a lovely picture for today Fathers Day! ~ Patty

  4. tiffany.h says:

    What a great post!

  5. Angelia Sims says:

    What a sweet, and precious photo! Love your dedication to him. ❤

  6. TJ says:

    Very sweet sentiment.

  7. The left shoulder is close to the heart where the little one find comfort in the heartbeat of Al and the feeling of being held close by someone who is dear to you. So moving beyond words. Thank you.

  8. gingerbreadcafe says:

    I love your images and stories, so I have nominated you for the versatile bloggers award, I see you have it already, but the nomination is my sign of appreciation of what you put into your blog.

  9. ljhlaura says:

    This is so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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