A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Our Life Stories. The Unexpected Twists


This is my mom, Heather Parker, as a little girl. It's dated August, 1960.
The woman with her is my Gramma. I've always loved this photo. It really feels like a moment frozen in time.

Today is my Mom's wedding day. She is marrying a guy who is, honestly, everything my sisters and I were secretly hoping she'd find.

For a long time, it didn't look like my Mom's story was going to change much. She and my Dad divorced twenty-five years ago and she never remarried.
Time passed. She settled into her comfortable routines. 

Then, in an unexpected twist, Stewart arrived. 

They were friends for a painfully long time. Slowly, their friendship grew into more. And today, they're getting hitched. 

It's amazing when I stop and think about all of the times I thought that I knew where things were going, and then life surprised me. So here's to our stories, and the unexpected twists.

Have an inspired weekend. See you back here on Monday.
Britt

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