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I can trace my love of photography back three generations, to the early 1900s and my paternal great-grandfather, Henry Mattson. I have a really cool photo that he took of the old family homestead in Minnesota, sometime before 1910. According to family history, Grampa Mattson frequently took photos of his world - the people and places that he loved. It warms my heart to know that this love of photography didn't skip any generations as it passed down to me! I am blessed to have such a legacy and I hope to pass it on to my own children and grandchildren some day. I experience a physical and spiritual thrill whenever the Lord shows Himself in His marvelous creation around us and in the people I meet. My dream vacation would be to spend a year or two just traveling around the US, stopping at little out of the way places and photographing the interesting characters and the beauty of nature to be found along the way - those things that draw me closer to GOD and help point others to Him, too.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I took the sunset photo the evening of November 3rd, the day which would've been my parents' 51st wedding anniversary. I added a stanza from an old Platters song from the 1950s - "My Prayer" - which was their song. Mom & Dad were married 37 years, 3 months - until my mother passed away at the age of 55. Their marriage wasn't always easy, but it was filled with unconditional love and a lot of laughter and joy. Although I miss my folks a lot, I rejoice in the fact that they finally got to spend their anniversary together for the first time in 14 years.
Happy Anniversary, Mama & Daddy ~ I love you both so much...