Stuff Portrait Friday

Ooooo…two weeks in a row! This week we are asked to post:

1. Your suitcase/s or travel bag.
2. Your ground.
3. Something you are powerless to.

I had to think about these, but here is what I came up with.

1. Your suitcase/s or travel bag. I don’t travel all that much (across town and back constantly doesn’t count) so I’m not going to bother digging out the suitcase. It’s just your standard black wheeled thing anyways. I’m posting my “pack-pack” as one of the girls coined any sort of backpack years ago. I got this on Freecycle with the intention of giving it to one of the girls for school, but it was so nice that I decided to keep it for me. I LOVE it! I haul around anything I think I may need in one of it’s zillions of pockets. It just makes me happy.

2. Your ground. I’m guessing this will be a different interpretation than most, but Shaun grounds me. In fact, I think he takes it as his personal mission to bring me back down to earth when I get a little too…well, I can’t think of a good word here. In all seriousness, he “gets” me in ways that other people simply can’t. He knows all the bad things about me and loves me anyways. He’s my home, my safety net, my ground.

3. Something you are powerless to.

I am powerless to the changes of time. Our girls are growing up so swiftly. They are already looking away from us, towards their futures. This is as it should be, but that doesn’t make it any easier. I know that they will always be our little girls. I also know that they need to branch out and be who they are meant to be. I have no power over the fact that they are growing up or who they will be in the end.

Can you tell I’m feeling a bit sentimental tonight? That will teach me to stay up so late!

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0 Responses to Stuff Portrait Friday

  1. Michelle says:

    I love your ground and totally get it. Its wonderful to have.

    Happy happy SPF!

  2. krista says:

    That is a great picture of your girls, and very true, we are powerless to the inevitability of the passage of time.

    I played too,
    it’s here

  3. Good pics and interpretation! I did me knapsack too and I was going to do me husband for ground as well but changed me mind! LOL

    Happy SPF!

  4. Lee says:

    nice ground shot, I completely get it…another backpack-er, cool! I played 🙂

  5. Jen says:

    Very nice ground pic…I get it. Great job!

    Happy SPF! I played too.

  6. What a great SPF! I was a bit more literal. Your ground is awsome (I get it too). Cute picture of your girls!

    Have a great weekend. I played too!

  7. hemlock says:

    I had a similar ‘ground’ picture. Glad to see I’m not the only one!!! We’re in the same boat… J gets me when no one else can. He knows the real me.

    When we go the kid route, I just know I’ll feel totally powerless against their ‘growing up’. Oh man.

    Great SPF!

    I played at The Ramble Room

  8. Kami says:

    I love backpacks. Great ground photo! And I love the last one.

    I played. GREAT SPF!!

  9. Teena says:

    Luv the pix!

    I played 🙂

  10. Jana says:

    Wow, great pics!

    I played!

  11. kristine says:

    I think the name (and spelling) of Shaun means, “Will make a serious moment funny to make sure everyone is freaking the hell out.”

    –cause that hat. Oh my lordy beeeee, where did he find that thing!!??

  12. Delaine says:

    We had the same train of thought on ‘powerless.’ Great minds think alike.

    Love that last shot.

    I played.

  13. Torie says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you have ground like that. As far as being powerless to time, I swear the years seem to be moving faster and faster. Great photos and even great meanings behind them.
    I played

  14. Hey I love your last two pics.

    That one of your hubby is super cute.

    Like the girls sitting on the edge of the bridge too.

    I played too!

  15. Janet says:

    very nice…I chose my dog as my ground…of course he was ON the ground, too LOL. Thanks for visiting!

  16. Odd Mix says:

    Great Shots. I had a similar interpretation of the grounding. And the shot of your daughters is very touching.

    I played, too.

  17. Mama says:

    Love yourpictures. mom

  18. Hey girl, I’m in Washington too! You don’t have to say where but I’m in SW Washington! Cool……

  19. Uzz says:

    I love the photos shot from behind! I have a ton of my son like that…they say so much!

    I played as well!

    Have a great weekend!

    Uzz

  20. gail says:

    great shots, especially the girls!
    thanks for stopping by.

  21. Hi all!

    Thanks for your fun comments! I’m so glad that you all get what I was talking about with my ground.

    Kristine: I always thought that Shaun meant “goofball”. I’m glad I finally have the full definition now. 🙂 And if you are lucky you can snag a hat just like his from some unsuspecting kid!

    Dawkter: How fun to find someone from my home state! I’m on the eastside of the big city that’s not Spokane. 🙂

    Hi Mom!