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Saturday, October 22, 2011

October Photo Challenge: Day 22 - Hands


Today's shot inspired me to share a poem that many of you probably already know.  I first heard it after my friend Bonnie shared it with me a little while after she and her husband got married.

Blessing of the Hands, revised by Reverend Daniel L. Harris

“These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. 
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. 
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. 
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. 
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and as in today, tears of joy. 
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children, the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. 
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. 
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”


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If you're interested in joining up with the 30 Day October Photo Challenge, check out this post and leave a comment to sign up.  Then check out the group Flickr page, join up, and add your pictures there too!


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