Saturday, November 25, 2006

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt - Time

Saturday's here again already!? Wow! The Thanksgiving holiday has me really messed up. I was thinking today was Monday already. (Bet I'm not the only one.) Sure glad it's not.

This week's Photo Scavenger Hunt theme is "time." What ??!!?? Taking a still picture of time is like trying to grab the wind.

Of course, there are pictures of watches or clocks. Sunrises or sunsets. Or the series of kindergarten through high school pictures. I decided however to use just two photos that show obviously that time has passed. And a big bonus is that I get to brag a little on someone what I love very very much.

S.P.S.H. - Time

Isn't he just the cutest little guy you've ever seen?
Yea, I thought so too.


I'll just call him Posh. And this is what he looked like when I "met" him. He's from Uganda and here he is just about five years old.

That was back in 1991. We had been matched up by Compassion International.

Here he is today.



Now I could go on and on about Compassion International. Really I could. But I'll save that for another post. If you're curious now, follow the link to a fantastic website and read all about them.

All I will say today is that I have been immeasurably indescribably blessed through getting to know and coming to love this young man, whom I call "son." I have watched in awe and wonder as he has grown up to be an amazing person. My love for him fills my heart. My pride in him is immense. I thank God for our connection. Our time "together" has richly blessed us both.





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32 comments:

Gattina said...

Oh yes, time goes by so fast ! Especially when watching children grow !

abe/hap said...

he sure has grown Handsome & tall ;)

Danella said...

What a wonderful idea, he was a handsome little guy and is still handsome with a great smile.

Mine is up too, have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa said...

What a touching story and the perfect way to illustrate time. Thank you for sharing him with us. :-)

Deb said...

I agree...a perfect way to capture "time" today! Love your story and now I'm going to read more about Compassion International...thanks for the linke!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

What a handsome man he's grown up to be!

Thank you for your loving committment to this young man! His life and yours has been blessed, I'm sure.

Mine's Up!

Barbara H. said...

Time does go by so quickly! Neat photos and story.

Heather said...

Just lovely. We have a child through World Vision. What a wonderful opportunity and amazing how you can see the difference, other than just the physical growth. Wonderful.
Ours is up too.

Susanne said...

Great story to go with the great interpretation!

LibertyBelle said...

What a beautiful young man!
Great photos too!
Happy Saturday!
Mine's up too!

pastormac said...

Good one!

Leslie said...

"Taking a still picture of time is like trying to grab the wind."

You said it! I struggled with this one, but you provided a wonderful representation. He's grown into a handsome young man!

srp said...

What a wonderful depiction of "time" and a great organization. I'm sure he feels just as blessed to be part of your life as well. Have a great day.

Beck said...

He's such a handsome young man now - what a beautiful story.

Teena said...

Very nice take on the theme!

Mine's up :)

Cindy said...

I've visited 5 or 6 participants so far today and every one of them has had a different take on the "Time" theme, each uniquely appropriate as well. As far as yours goes- how very true, you can never look at pictures of kids when they were little, compared with the same kids as they get older without becoming accutely aware of how much time has passed and how quickly it has done so.

Just Expressing Myself said...

I felt like Friday was Monday too. What a beautiful take on the theme.
He's a fine looking man, and he was an adorable little fellow.
Nice that the universe brought you two together.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. :) What a great tribute to a handsome young man. Compassion International sounds like a great program. We've "fostered" a child through a similar program, and it is so rewarding to see them develop.

Leah said...

You have a big heart..just with this photo alone shows how Time and compassion definitely made a difference.

Pamela said...

Ann, he is indeed a very handsome young man. I love the passion you have in your heart when you speak about him! Isn't it wonderful, that by giving we receive so much. What an uplifting sweet post! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Nicki said...

He looks so happy and intelligent (and tall!) What a beautiful smile. Time has certainly gone by :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome!
mp

Barbara said...

Time has been good to him.

Karen said...

Ah, the passage of time has let him grow into a handsome young man. Your connection with him has served you both well.

Chateau said...

Aw, that's a beautiful story behind the photos. :)Thanks for stopping by to see mine!

Mummy B said...

absolutely beautiful :) :)

My love for him fills my heart. My pride in him is immense. I thank God for our connection. Our time "together" has richly blessed us both.

very touching :) and I agree! What a handsome young man he is!!

eph2810 said...

Looks like he has grown into a fine young man over time :)

Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by yesterday.

Eric said...

I could have done that with darling daughter who will have birthday number one next week! Great way of looking at the theme...

Thanks for stopping by...

Thankfulmom said...

Ann,
It's wonderful that you have sponsored him for so many years - such an impact you've made on his life.
Lisa

clumsyraine said...

How wonderful to see him grow up!

This was a very challenging theme. And a very out of sorts weekend with the holiday - mine was up Saturday but it took me until now to come see what everyone else did.

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I have enjoyed reading through your posts! *Smile*

(I am a homeschool mom too!)

Amanda/MayhemMama said...

Wow, what a wonderful story! I missed this post of yours until now...

I am interested in how you got to know him so well. We sponsor a child through Compassion as well, also a little boy in Uganda. The boys pray for him every night before bed! We send him letters and pictures, and he writes letters, but I can't say we have any special connection. I would love any tips you have on making that personal connection stronger.