Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

Crossing Over

I shot the image of this bridge early evening today, not knowing I’d have strong emotions about the scene later. As I loaded my photos onto the computer and stared at this one, it occurred to me that someone near & dear to me will soon be crossing over a metaphorical bridge in her own life…

My oldest daughter Marysa was born 22 years ago tomorrow.

I will never forget that night–February 2nd 1990.

I will never forget her passage into this world, and the profound effect it had on me.

I will never forget the bright-eyed baby girl who never ceased to amaze me with her humor and her song.

I will never forget the quick-witted little tot she was…always dreaming, always thinking.

I will never forget her relentless ‘why’ and  ‘how’ questions, wise beyond her years…sensitive and kind.

I will never forget how she  suddenly blossomed into a beautiful, brilliant young adult right before my very eyes…how her keen interest in humanity, ethics, culture, language, religion, history and matters of the heart just prevailed, and became her.

22 years old now –my baby is truly crossing over into adulthood.  She graduates college this spring.  She has big plans, and beautiful gifts to give the world.

I am in awe of the woman she has become. I am so incredibly proud to be her mother.

Happy Birthday Marysa, my Big Girl…my Love!


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19 responses

  1. Renee Braunstein

    That’s beautiful. Happy Birthday Marysa.

    February 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM

  2. diana

    Happy Birthday Marysa! And I agree..beautiful!

    February 1, 2012 at 4:21 PM

  3. Elizabeth

    A gorgeous picture with beautiful sentiments. 🙂

    February 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

  4. Such a beautiful expression of your love for Marysa. You are both lucky to have each other. Thank you for sharing this with others, I am leaving my computer right now to give my son a hug 🙂

    February 7, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    • Oh Amy, so lovely of you to comment on my daughter’s birthday post 🙂 I am so thrilled the post inspired a HUG for your son.
      Sending warm wishes your way!

      February 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM

  5. Touching and most beautiful Robyn. You have a wealth of angels!

    February 7, 2012 at 7:28 PM

  6. Beautiful pictures…everyone!

    May 7, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    • Thank you Mr. Jeb – just seeing this now for some reason!! Sorry – May was a long time ago it seem 🙂 Hope all is well!

      August 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM

  7. I have had the lovely opportunity to watch my own 2 daughters cross over into adulthood and into motherhood.. crazy to think about and you have inspired my next blog.. jeje.. thanks beautiful tribute.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    • Oh – that would be an amazing blog topic ~ keep me posted — will you start a whole new blog ? or incorporate into your current? Either way, nice idea!!

      August 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM

      • Would be in the same.. it’s been difficult enough doing just one.. the main photo on my blog in my headline is my daughters, grandchildren and myself.. love it..

        August 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM

      • That photo is amazing — it was the first thing that caught my attention on your blog — had no idea it way a family photo – how stunning!!!

        August 16, 2012 at 10:13 PM

      • Awesome photographer.. I’ll probably just use her shoots with us.. they were stunning.. I have a serious case of camera envy..ha

        August 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM

      • Very awesome indeed! Would use her again too 🙂
        Camera Envy – I like that!! 🙂

        August 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      • Haha… I’m one of her best customers now. Since my grandkids were born we have used her 4 times.. and in Dec will go back.. she’s awesome. Actually on our last shoot she came from Spokane to Seattle just to take those pics.. Now just trying to figure out what to do in the winter time with 2 two year olds for a special shoot.

        August 17, 2012 at 6:09 AM

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