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Friday, April 3, 2009

Round Robin - Numbers

If I said this was an easy challenge, I'd be lying through my teeth. Each day as I was driving around, I would be looking for numbers. Nothing jumped out at me. Sure I saw numbers just nothing that screamed at me!

Last night I was ready to write Karen and Carly to tell them I wouldn't be participating. No inspiration - none, zip, nada.

However, the inspiration hit me this evening as I was searching through my closet for something unrelated to the entry, I saw this number and it immediately made me smile.

Copy of robin 005

I remember sitting and watching my youngest son play football on Friday nights for his high school. While I was never a fan of football before, I didn't miss a game. He played both offence and defense, meaning he NEVER left the field! The poor kid would be so exhausted afterwards. Which meant a peaceful quiet evening for me! :-)

Copy of N 009

While putting together the entry this evening and with thoughts of my youngest son, it hit me, I have a favorite number this month - 18. That's the day my son returns home from deployment, it's the day I get to hear his voice again and know he is safe on US soil!

All that time I spent looking for numbers OUT THERE, waiting for something to 'scream' at me to photograph them and all the time the numbers were quietly waiting for me here in my home. :-)

Be sure to check out the other photographers who participated in the Round Robin Photo Challenge.


Jill said...

I am glad you participated.
I came up with the topic and even I found it tough.
I had the one photo that inspired me, the big red five.
But I was in the same boat: numbers are everywhere, they are just not always that interestting.
I am glad you found some that have a special meaning for you.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sometimes we look too far for inspiration..I hope your Son returns safely..tell him "Thank you" from a old Military Wife:)

Teena in Toronto said...

Great to see you got some inspiration!

I played too :)

Sherrie said...

Great Numbers post! Thanks you son for being a brave solider, from an American who appreciates it. He's very brave!!! Have a great day!!


Anonymous said...

that's right, most of the time things come to us when we are not really searching for them.
Thanks for sharing.
marina@visual chronicle

MyMaracas said...

I had the same problem. The numbers I found just didn't move me. You did a great job finding ones with special meaning for you. And a big thank-you goes to you and your son for his service.

Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up to an American soldier.
Thanks for sharing, you and your son are in my thoughts and prayers.

I value your comment as well, do drop by please.

All the best to the 18th of this month. God bless.

Carly said...

Hi Monica :)

Aww... what a sweet entry! I wish your son great safety and speed on his way back home! Great photos, great entry!

Always, Carly

Linda said...

Great picture---love the calendar depicting your son's return! I know you can't wait!

Suzanne R said...

Great, meaningful numbers! I'm glad you found the shirt and thought of Ryan's return date. I am touched.

Yecap said...

Great story. I guess things always have more meaning when we put them in some kind of context. The best art I believe is created that way.


Gattina said...

You see, you found something nice ! I had to look around my house because I had completely forgotten, lol !

Wammy said...

18 is a great number...proud Mom!

Karen said...

Great photos! I know you are counting down the days! Blessings to you and your family. And thanks for your comments of support. Your son is an inspiration too, and so is his Mom!

Mojo said...

Hopefully, this will be the last time you have such an anxious wait. I hope he comes home to stay, along with all the rest.

ellen b. said...

What a wonderful thing to look forward to!
So sorry I'm so late in getting around to our Numbers challenge. My modem died on Saturday and then the weekend just got more and more bizarre! I'm happy to be able to visit today and see all the fun number shots. Enjoy your week!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

What a wonderful, heartwarming entry! Now I too will be thinking of our son on the 18th, even though I've never met him.