Sunday, February 14, 2010

I hope you dance...



I just love this song by Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope you Dance"...here are some of the lyrics...

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance




Every time I look at this picture, I think of that song. It is everything I wish for all three of my daughters.

This is my baby, dancing and twirling in the sunset, so carefree, so full of joy! If I could only have one snapshot of her life as a 3 year old, stamped in my memory, this is the one I want.

Oh to be 3 again, with your whole life before you, where the world is yours to conquer.

Sweet, baby girl, I hope you dance...





Over at www.iheartfaces.com this week, the competition theme is 'I Wanna Dance'...come on over and see all the fabulous entries this week, and enter a dancing picture of your own~!

57 comments:

Karie Lee said...

Breathtaking! I adore it! Great use of light.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh Donna! This is so beautiful! I so love that song. It is enchanting : ) Really perfect picture this week! just lovely!

Buckeroomama said...

Wonderful pic! This one brought a smile to my face. :)

Jan said...

Oh what a beautiful photo!!!

lifebythecreek said...

Oooh. What a perfect compliment to the song... and I just love her reflection! That is perfect.. well done!

Melissa said...

Beautiful!

Christina said...

That is so very pretty. What a wonderful moment and memory.

Jodi said...

Adorable!!!

Amandalynn said...

Beautiful! I love the extension in her arms that goes all the way to her finger tips, she looks like she's ready to fly.

-Amandalynn
http://www.imageserenity.com/blog

Yukio said...

Super picture! Really love the lighting and you timed it perfectly!

Katherine said...

That is GORGEOUS. Absolutely, divine.

Amazing shot! Love love love it.

Check out my entry if you have the chance: http://thoseblissmoments.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-heart-faces_15.html

akemiphotography said...

What a gorgeous photo! I bet you were cheering when you saw this theme!!

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

Oh the lighting in this is divine!

Drew said...

This is simply gorgeous. I love the silhouette and the breathtaking sunset colors.

amy said...

beautiful photo. Wow.

Monika said...

I love that song too! And your pic rocks!!!

kim said...

beautiful! absolutely stunning! love the song too...it's on the ipod on my blog today.

Lindy said...

that is just too cute!

Jessie said...

Just beautiful. I thought of that sone too :)

Hannah said...

That is stunning. I love the feeling it gives. Wow.

susie said...

Wow~ how fantastic is this photo?! She seems so free!

Maryvel said...

Aww.. That is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Mom2Isabel said...

I just gasped.
Stunning.

petersonclan said...

Sheer perfection. LOVE it. What a wonderful photo to wake up to on a cold snowy morning.

Tracey said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Becca said...

oh my goodness gorgeous!!! :-)

Candy Howard Photography said...

Wow! Really nothing else to say...except maybe...wow!

breckenrcook said...

lovely!

Tracey Lau said...

Such a gorgeous photo, beautiful!

Kim Davis said...

Very pretty!

jen@odbt said...

Just gorgeous and perfect with this song.

Amanda said...

What a beautiful photo. I love the sky in the background and the reflection in the water.

momof3darlings said...

OMGosh....blow everyone OUT of the water, why don'tcha? LOL Holy cow Donna...THIS is why you are photographer of the year!

You totally rock!

CharlieB said...

AMAZING picture. What a memory.
Charlie

ellen kauffman said...

absolutely love this!

Marla said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Leslie Shepherd said...

This is insanely adorable and COMPLETELY MY style! I LOVE IT Donna! L-O-V-E!!!!!

Cami said...

SO beautiful! The background is just breathtaking!

Lindsay said...

Wow, that is such an awesome capture! I'd love to have one like that of my daughter when she's older!

Mrs. Bird said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!! Gorgeous shot!

julie said...

beautiful

CPost said...

Beautiful!!

Schona Kessler Photography said...

Wow what a goregous photo!

SBSAKE Photography said...

What a beautiful photo

MK, Little Feet Photography said...

WOW!!

Carly said...

WOW!! The light and reflections in your photo are amazing! If I were the judge you'd win!

Amie Henderson said...

Perfection!

Brittany Preston said...

this pictures is gorgeous! you did a fabulous job!!!

DonnaS said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments, this is one of my very favorite pictures of my baby girl
:0)

Life with Kaishon said...

I loved this from the very beginning. I am SO so SO happy that you won this week! Way to go : )

**Nicole** said...

If I would have been the judge you would have gotten first!! This picture is AMAZING!!!!! And I also LOVE the song I hope you dance...so double kudos from me :)

puna said...

This is beautiful, gorgeous and perfect. Congratulations.

Taryn said...

Ooooh...I love it!!! She is so sweet. Congratulations on your win!

the MILKY way (Chrissy) said...

Congrats! I love the colors! Beautifully done!

Drew said...

Congrats on being in the top ten! This is a gorgeous photo.

Melissa Jean said...

BEAUTIFUL! I would love to capture my girls like that someday. Congrats!

Beth said...

I think this photo is perfect in every way. P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Hands down.