12 November 2008

HNT - A Mother's Hands

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These hands have gently rubbed your back
And firmly nurtured your soul.
They've held you close
Attempting to ease pain and disappointment.

These hands have celebrated in frenzied clapping
When goals and dreams were realized.
They've kept you safe
Guiding as you navigated change and uncertainty.

These hands are here for you now
And will be always.
They'll wrap around your own
When hesitation and doubt become your companions.

These hands - these warm, giving hands
Never knew the depth of joy, delight, despair a single life could bring
Until the day they became
a mother's hands.

~ Dana


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69 comments:

Average Chick said...

Wow...what a moving picture! There is nothing that a mother's hands cannot fix.

Very touching Dana..beautiful job :)

HHNT!

Vixen said...

Oh.

So incredibly moving. Beautiful words and such an incredibly powerful pic.

xo

P. and S. said...

Emotionally beautiful.

HHNT

Biscuit said...

Oh, Dana, that's beautiful. It put the biggest smile on my face. :)

Jay said...

Oh that was very beautiful and touching.

katherine. said...

there is something about holding your mother's hands...and something about holding your child's hands...

I love this picture and the poem.

Ms. Inconspicuous said...

*Grin* I need to call my mom now... :)

Pops The Ole Man of The Net (AKA iflyrc0) said...

Thinking of Mom - 20 years ago we lost her early - with a tear in my eye and a smile on my face.

Great post Dana!

13messages said...

Such a wonderful photo. Thanks so much for sharing that.

Anonymous said...

perfectly said

the pic is phenomenal
awesome

Adam Apple said...

Fabulous picture, and wonderful words to go with it.
I can think of a few other uses for those hands though ;)

Happy HNT!

Carnalis said...

beautiful in every part

happy hnt

I Smile 2 Much said...

I really (really really) like this Dana. So touching. And I love your words here with it.

Beautiful. Very. :)

Mike said...

Dana,

Those are very beautiful words you have writen today and the Picture is stunning!

A very HHNT

~c said...

Beautiful picture and no truer words have ever been written...

Blessed be,,
~c

Nicey said...

A nice take on HNT, its all good
Laters
Nicey

An Artist Exposed said...

A beuatiful picture and words... HHNT!

Amorous Rocker said...

Gosh. Your post totally just made me tear up. I feel a little silly admitting to having tears roll down my face. It's not your fault though. It was such a lovely post and given something that's going on with myself and my family right now, it just set me off a little. *sigh* Beautiful post and picture. Happy HNT Dana.

Lapis Ruber said...

What a sensitive and moving post. Thank you and Happy HNT

Lu' said...

To touch a hand is such a simple gesture that carries much depth. Well written, message received :)

Anndi said...

I wish I could hold mom's hands right now.

Your most beautiful ever my dear...

Another Suburban Mom said...

A Beautiful sentiment and photo!

Flyinfox_SATX said...

My mom was taken from me via Alzheimers. True she is still alive, but the person she was is gone.

Make sure CAM understands what he has in you!

Happy HNT

not2shy said...

Sweet :-)

Reminds me, I haven't rung my mum for a couple of weeks. Thanks for the reminder.

Karen said...

Amazing. Beautiful meaning.

Dana said...

Average, a mother's hands are amazing!

Vixen, thank you - I wanted him to have a reminder.

P & S, once in a while I enjoy getting back to my half-nekkid emotional roots.

Dana said...

Biscuit, a smile is a great thing!

Jay, not my usual, but very special to me!

Kat, touch is a powerful thing.

Dana said...

Ms. I, I guess this was inspirational in a different way!

Pops, thank you for stopping by. Glad it evoked a smile!

13 messages, although he complained a bit about holding my hand, I hope that some day this means a lot to him!

Turnbaby said...

That's so lovely sugar

Dana said...

SS, see? HNT can be touching in many ways *wink*

Adam Apple, some times I have to step away from the physical nekkidness.

Carnalis, thank you *smile*

tt said...

very soft and yet so powerful.
beautifully done.

Matt-Man said...

Simply put...Well Done. Cheers!!

Jennybean said...

beautiful picture, beautiful words...

HHNT

Dana said...

I smile, I'm glad you like it!

Mike, thank you!

~c, hopefully he will appreciate them some day!

Anonymous said...

*gasp*

That is beautiful. You certainly know how to make hands NOT humdrum. Love the poem. :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

He has no idea how lucky he is to be loved that way!

Lovely words.

Karl said...

Good Morning Dana,

That was so very nice!

Leighann said...

Incredible.

Jormengrund said...

Once again, the artist and poet in you amazes me Dana!

Beautiful, there are no other words to describe this...

g-man said...

An excellent photo, and even more excellent sentiment. Cam is a lucky young man.

buffalodick said...

Very nice, Mom...

Bina said...

Dana, that is the most beautiful post I have seen in a very long time.

I love it!

Ms. Lily said...

You warmed my heart as I read this, so amazingly touching. Such a moving poem and photo. HHNT!!

Granny Nanny said...

You have some wonderful posts, love reading them!! And today was especially great.

Dana said...

Nicey, this is (my interpretation) of traditional HNT - I thought it was time for me to go back and visit it.

Artist, thank you!

Amorous, I'm glad my words and photo touched you so. I hope things are resolved with your family soon! I know you've been struggle with things for a while.

Dana said...

Lapis, thank you!

Lu, touch is an amazing tool.

Anndi, I wish you could too!

Dana said...

ASM, I know it's not my "norm", but it is likely one of my most revealing.

Flyingfox, Cam doesn't get it yet, but hopefully he will in the coming years.

not2shy, thank you!

Dana said...

Karen, with all that is happening with him these days, I wanted to express how important he is to me.

Turnbaby, thank you!

tt, I was quite happy with how the photo turned out - it was the only one I took.

Dana said...

Matt-Man, thank you *warm smile*

Jennybean, it's about as nekkid as I can get!

FF, my take on hands was much different than yours, but they are both beautiful!

Dana said...

RLL, he may not know now, but hopefully he will as he grows older.

Karl, thank you!

Leighann, not what most expect from me on HNT, but I'm glad you liked it.

Dana said...

Jormengrund, once in a while I let that side peek through. Today I needed to do this.

g-man, can you work on convincing him of that? He doesn't like me much these days.

Buff, thank you!

Dana said...

Bina, I thought of you and your struggles when I was working on it. Hang in there dear!!

Ms. Lily, a warm heart is a happy heart!

GrannyNanny, thank you for stopping by and for the wonderful compliments!

Angel said...

What a beautiful picture..very inspiring... actually breathtaking!
HHNT

M said...

That was beautiful!!

I'll remember that as I'm cleaning up all the crap they cut up last night when they were supposed to be sleeping ;)

swingerwife said...

Just gorgeous. I'm all choked up now...

HHNT

Lucia said...

What an amazing poem, and beautiful, beatiful picture :-) you just made my soul smile, and thank you for it :-)

HHNT!

d2b said...

Brilliant photo! I like the focal sharpness and the contrast/shades in the hands. Well done!


Happy HNT!!!

Hetero-Sapphic said...

very beautiful!!!

HHNT!

Dana said...

Angel, thank you!

M, trust me, mine doesn't like me very much these days, but I hope he at least knows that I am there for him!

Swingerwife, choked up is a good thing, isn't it?

Dana said...

Lucia, awww ... thank you!

d2b, I had to get it right the first time because he was less than cooperative. Maybe some day he'll appreciate it!

Hetero-Sapphic, thank you!

ambergail77 said...

This photo is beautiful. I am sure it would make a nice gift for Cam when he is old enough to realize how important that type of love an nurturing is.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful! The photo and the sentiment.

Slick said...

Awesome post Dana....and great picture..

Leighann said...

That's one of the reasons I dig ya....you don't give people what they expect.

goooooood girl said...

your blog is good good good......

Nolens Volens said...

Made me feel warm...and the need to call my mom. :) HHNT!

garbonzo said...

Another fantastic post! Wish I was that inspired! You never have to resort to reader requests! ;)

My response is up on my site.

Knight said...

How on earth did you get Cam to do that? He takes those tough pictures but in the end he's a lover not a fighter.

Evening said...

Dana,
This is an incredible picture. I am getting around late to see it but I am so glad I didn't miss it. Makes me want to hug my kids....and you.
HHNT...Late.