When Love Shines Through

posted by Sharon August 21, 2012 17 Comments

Have you ever run across an unusual illustration showing all that matters in life is love?

This week we’re celebrating our anniversary, so I’ve been thinking about love and weddings and family. In the hectic hours before our wedding two years ago, I managed to take a few photos that capture the personality of our day.

Everything about the ceremony involved people and things we love, from the setting in my mom’s backyard to a family friend serving as the enthusiastic professional photographer.    The centerpieces were fashioned of flowers and antique books, because both Curt and I love to read. And the flowers sat in vases collected from family and friends.

Guests were greeted with this old chest passed down in my family and painted by my dad.

Photos of our family hung on a weathered fence, displayed for all to enjoy.

Recently I found a love poem that immediately struck me with its poignant expression of devotion. What’s strange is that it was not written by someone trying to convey love. It was composed by a man named Leo Marks as a cipher for code in WWII. It was created in war, but still, it’s about love. Even in tragic, dark days, love showed up. The war ended, but the poem lives on and is read at weddings decades later.

The life that I have is all that I have,                                                                                           And the life that I have is yours.                                                                                                 The love that I have                                                                                                                   Of the life that I have                                                                                                                  Is yours and yours and yours.                                                                                                   A sleep I shall have, a rest I shall have,                                                                                    Yet death will be but a pause.                                                                                                   For the peace of my years, in the long green grass,                                                           Will be yours and yours and yours.

This, to me, is one more example of how it all comes down to love.

Wishing you a week filled with love — maybe from some surprising place!

 

 

 

 

Linking up with Flower Art Friday, This or That Thursday, Texture Tuesdays, Sweet Shot Tuesdays, and Communal Global. Photos are processed with Kim Klassen’s textures Dream It and Phoebe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17 Comments

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin August 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

What a gorgeous setting – it seems so lovely and full of love!

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Stephanie August 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Your table arrangements are so lovely. The colors are gorgeous.

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Life with Kaishon August 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

It certainly seems like a very special day. Beautiful 🙂
Happy anniversary!

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Jade @ Tasting Grace August 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Happy Anniversary! What beautiful flowers and such a cherished memory. Thank you for sharing those poignant words too.

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Pat August 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Beautiful table decorations!

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Marilyn August 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Sharon, what a lovely wedding it must have been. The table decorations are so sweet.
Beautiful colors too. Happy anniversary!

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Rosemary Aubut August 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Gorgeous photos and lovely event!

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geetlee August 22, 2012 at 5:59 am

Hi Sharon,

The poem is beautiful.. it spoke straight to my heart.. really love is all that matters.

Congratulations on completing two years.. your pictures from the wedding are amazing.
Wishing both of you lots of love and happiness in the years to come.

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Synnöve August 22, 2012 at 8:08 am

Wonderful arrangements on the table with the flowers and all the lovely details. Great texture work !

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JillB August 23, 2012 at 5:51 am

Oh, what beautiful flowers! Love the texture, too.

Happy Anniversary!

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chichomeschoolmama August 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Gorgeous!

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lindamakiej August 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

Beautiful….

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Liz August 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Beautiful photos.

Purple Flowers

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deb August 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Happy Anniversary! My in-laws celebrabrate 50 years this week! Your flowers and decorations are all so lovely!

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Modern Mom August 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Everything is so pretty.

Yellow Pops

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Andrea Dawn August 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Love the floral arrangements . . . the colours are so pretty together and so romantic.

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Ida August 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Your wedding flowers were beautiful. I think it’s wonderful to have such a personal touch at one’s wedding. Love the processing on the last shot which I’m guessing was your Bridal Bouquet. Happy Anniversary.

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