Monday, July 27, 2009

Photos and Blogs

I'm working on about five new projects recently, almost all involving my photography. Hopefully I will be able to unveil some of it in the near future. For now, just trying to get it all done correctly and well. If you haven't seen me tone one of my photos, you just don't know how meticulous I can be. I've had people tell me, "Don't worry about 'fixing' the photos with Photoshop!" when I've taken pictures for them. Apparently they do not know how my brain works. Must. Tone. Photos.

I really wasn't going to blog about much today. I wanted to share about a couple of blogs that I've been reading for a while. I came across one through the other, and both of them are completely heart-wrenching. So why do I read them? I don't know...maybe so I can be reminded of my own blessings, or to be inspired by others going through huge tragedies -- ones that will never leave their minds.

The first one is called matt, liz and madeline. It started out as a regular blog, sharing with friends and family. But the day after Matt Logelin's wife Liz gave birth to their daughter Madeline -- just over twenty-four hours later -- Liz died. Now the blog is about a single father trying to figure out how to raise a child on his own, although you'll see that he thankfully has many, many helping hands in the process.

The blog I found through Matt's blog is called The Spohrs Are Multiplying. As a mother, I find this one almost unbearable to read, because it is about the loss of this couple's little 18-month-old girl Maddie in April of this year. It also started out as a regular kind of blog, but is now a picture of the daily struggles of grief. You'll find humor in there as well, and the videos of Maddie are just priceless. Don't say I didn't warn you, though...this is tough stuff.

4 comments:

Jana Green said...

I read the Matt Logelin one. It is usually quite entertaining. I'm going to try the other one.

Sarah said...

I've read the first one.

I've read so many sad blogs, it's not even funny. I'm just...really grateful my blog isn't one of them. :'(

I keep up with a few kids on Caringbridge too (do you know what that is) and those are the really heartbreaking ones.

Sarah said...

Maddie Spohr got sick the same weekend that Trinity did. :'( That breaks my heart and gives me cold chills.

tracey said...

Sarah ~ I've heard of CaringBridge but I don't think I've looked at it much. I hadn't thought about Trin being sick at that same time -- so scary. I'm sure seeing those numbers/dates anywhere affects you greatly.

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