Teenage Sisters And The Moments That Transform Them

by Becky on May 31, 2013 · 7 comments

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Once upon a time I wrote a little note to Danny and Mara of A Blog About Love, thanking them for talking about love, its forms, its reach. I also wrote a blog entry about how one of their posts had affected Miss Lavender, prompting her to want to practice love the way you practice doing anything you want to get good at:  through repetition.

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One of Miss Lavender’s goals was to strengthen her relationship with her younger sister–Miss Zinnia, exactly three years her junior.

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Different in so many ways, the petals occasionally reach an impasse, and then they have to find a way to move forward. But especially when they’re out together like they were here, in Teba, Spain, they often end up being each other’s best company.  So cool, that traveling together ended up being their mortar.

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Remember the old tradition of the Sunday drive?–where the family hops in the car and heads out to see what the afternoon looks like an hour down the road? Well, we’ve been doing that off and on for months–and not just on Sundays, obviously. I’ve got to say: sometimes the middle of nowhere turns into a Big Somewhere when transfigured by a pair of sisters at ease with each other and with themselves.

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Once again, thanks Danny and Mara. All these months later, the seeds of your Words Of Love are still yielding fruit.

Danny May 31, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Ahhh…nothing could make me and Mara happier! Thanks so much for posting the comment on today’s post and directing us here. Mara and I are all smiles! Oh, and we love your photography.

Becky May 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm

The photos are courtesy of the Eleven O’Clock Dad, who may have found his new calling . . .

Thanks for all you say and do so consistently. Choosing love–could anything be more imporant?

Best to you both!

Karen L May 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm

such a sweet post. And I agree, the photos are amazing! That last one… so great!

Becky June 1, 2013 at 12:36 am

If you’d told me years ago, while my husband was getting an MBA and slaving away in business classes, that what he’d really want to end up doing was take pictures, I wouldn’t have believed it. Cool, to see your partner discover that a hobby is a passion.

xx

Courtney May 31, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Beautiful pictures! And how neat that your daughters have such a wonderful relationship!

Becky June 1, 2013 at 12:31 am

Courtney!–thanks for the nod to Aaron’s photos. You know, the girls run hot and cold sometimes, like most sisters. But traveling has been great for them.

The camera loves you, too, by the way. I’ve always thought you photographed amazingly well!

xx

Becky

Courtney June 8, 2013 at 11:12 am

Thank you! :)

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