Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

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About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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49 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

  1. What a lovely, tender moment captured (insert my melting heart here!)
    anne

  2. Devina says:

    That’s just beautiful! It’s one of those photos that you can look at and feel some of the emotions of the moment 🙂

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  5. Loving hands of heart that loves abundantly. Beautiful!

  6. Robin says:

    This is such a wonderful image. 😀

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  11. I LOVE this picture. They are such beautiful people, independently and together.

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  13. I bet you feel so lucky to have captured such a moment so perfectly! I can only imagine the feelings you have when you look at it.

  14. Wow, I can really relate to the emotion in this photo — as I watch my son go through the similar path of medical school. You captured the intensity and the relief and the dedication and love so well….

  15. E.C. says:

    Wonderful sweet photo full of love. Perfect for the challenge. 🙂

  16. gaycarboys says:

    it looks like they never ant to let go.

  17. Huffygirl says:

    I see the young lovers are at it again. Great photo.

  18. The Guat says:

    I LOVE the emotion in your photographs. I look through a bunch of weekly photo challenges, but yours always seems to stand out. Great picture! Great 🙂

  19. Amy says:

    His and her hands said much of joy of his accomplishment and more about the relief of this long journey. I am in tears…
    Some years ago, a MD friend of ours told us that the Neuroscience is the most difficult rearch in the medical field. Your son earned his Ph.D! That is so admirable! Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment with us, Susan!!

  20. pattisj says:

    Wonderful experience to share for the challenge. You definitely captured the emotion of the moment.

  21. WOW! Congratulations. Great capture of this moment. DAF

  22. What a moment of pure joy you have captured!

  23. Jenny says:

    Beautiful hug and now knowing the story this brings tears to my eyes! Thanks for sharing.

    • Coming East says:

      Thanks, Jenny. This picture brings that day back, and I get teary-eyed, too. It was such a long, hard struggle, and to finally have that part behind him was such a relief. Now he is doing his post-doctorate research at Harvard Medical School.

  24. Congratulations to your son and all of you. I watched my mother earn two MA’s and a doctorate…unleashed energy to the max after raising four of us. I had just resigned myself that she would always be consumed by her pursuit. She called one day and told us “be at the U of H pavilion on Saturday” as she would be conferred. It was like we got her back that day.
    Yes, that photo speaks volumes. Your son accomplished a lot and it appears very happily found a wife too. Thank you for sharing this photo.

    • Coming East says:

      Great story, Georgette! I got my Masters when my oldest was in middle school. I was teaching full time and going to school at night and in the summer, so I know the feeling of relief for all of us when I was done. And your mother did so much more!

  25. Is that a “hello” or a “goodbye” either way it speaks volumes…I’m just curious.

    • Coming East says:

      Actually, LWTTD, my son had just finished his defense at the university and had been given word that he had been awarded his Ph.D. in neuroscience. We all (family, friends, and colleagues) were waiting for him in a reception area to have a big celebration party for him. This picture was after he had walked down the hall and we were all waiting to hear if he had passed (after seven long years of research), and the first thing he did was hug his soon-to-be wife. They got married a few days later. It was an exciting week!

  26. Great shot you have there! Well taken! =)

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