Monday, January 7, 2008

Candlelight




One of the gifts my oldest son gave me for Christmas this year was this candle. It seems like a simple gift, but it means so much to me. I love scented candles and frequently have one burning on my stove. I thought it was sweet and perceptive of him to notice. I've been enjoying the candle's warm French vanilla scent today and missing my son, who left last night to return to college. It was so nice to have him home for Christmas break. Our house seems a little emptier today. Tonight when we sit down to eat dinner, I'll miss seeing his face across the table. His college isn't that far away, but it's really not the distance that matters, I've decided. It's the fact that we have entered this new phase in our lives. It truly seems like yesterday that he was playing with Legos on the family room floor, and now he's a freshman in college. Time truly flies!

28 comments:

pat said...

Love the sentiment in here, Meg. I feel your pain--my DS was home for the holidays, and now he's back at school. This has been going on for years, and it never gets any easier when they leave.
Is that a Salt City candle? I LOVE those!

Christine said...

pretty pictures :)

Sam and Emma said...

I love the reflection in #1.

Nicole - Christian, Wife, Mom & friend said...

Very very nice. that's a sweet "focus" that you have.

Bobbi said...

Great picture, I know I will be feeling your pain someday :) That was a very sweet gift from your son.

Jess said...

These are beautiful. I love the warm color and the reflection! What a sweet gift.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful photos!

Kristi said...

Great job capturing the candlelight... and touching sentiment about your son. I feel like I'm going to blink and my son is going to graduate high school. Hopefully he'll be home again soon! :)

robin said...

This is bringing a tear to my eye as our oldest son returned to college this evening and I miss him already. It is so nice to have them home at the holidays, isn't it? Love candles and often have them burning in our kitchen. Nice warm glow you've captured in these shots.

Gypsy Girl said...

Nice focus. Mine left yesterday also. I cried and no it isnt the distance but the new phase in life huh

Ljsmom33 said...

I can smell it from here!

--sme said...

Such simple pictures, yet the story behind them runs much deeper. You captured a feeling very well.

April said...

what great pictures..i love candles too. sorry that your son had to leave for school. i'm glad i'm not to that stage yet. but times flying pretty fast.

Ashley said...

That's a wonderful gift. I really like how you captured the flame, it makes it really feel warm.

Michelle said...

love that warm glow you caught. and i hope it helps with the missing of your son. time sure does fly.

Sharon said...

Wonderful photos and a touching story to go along with them. Thanks!

A Modern Chick's Scrappy World said...

I'm with you . . . candles are one of life's simple pleasures. I have them burning thoughout the house daily.

Val said...

Very warm photos. Nice!

Martha said...

awwww So sweet!!!!

Becky said...

Nice reflection in that first one, Margaret. Such nice journaling. Time surely does fly. Just a few more years for me until my first one goes to college.

Yvonne said...

Loved the reflection fo the first shot .... and your reflection on the gift!! Great angle on the second photo!!

Mom2Drew said...

I really like the composition of #3 and how sweet that he got you a candle. I can't wait for my DS to give me one:)

Tomboymama said...

My oldest will be a college freshman next fall. I am getting sad at the thought of that big family change... Nice of him to notice and get you a nice candle. The pictures are nice. I like candle against the solid black background.

{Farrah's POTD} said...

oooh...I really love the reflection!

Margaret said...
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Amy said...

Very nice and I enjoyed reading the story behind the candle.

Seaislecitygirl said...

That is such an awesome and touching post. I really enjoy vanilla scent too. My son graduates in May. He attends a private christian boarding school about an hour away. He left this weekend to go back after being home for almost 3 weeks. I can understand the pain. I hope you have good week.

Stacey said...

Aww that is SO sweet!