Picture Perfect Weekly #33 {A Rainbow}

December 16, 2012

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own weekly link up called… Picture Perfect Weekly!!!
I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!


Here are my truly treasured moments from the past week:

ppw collage #33

Where do I start? How do I start?

Like you, I am stunned. I am in disbelief. I can’t fathom this terrible tragedy.

26 souls gone too soon.

I have no words.

Can’t wrap my mind around it.

I’ve had a lump in my throat and tears pricking the backs of my eyes for days now.

I’ve been holding my children a little closer and kept the computer closed a little longer.

And yet, I know that whatever it is I’m feeling is nothing, NOTHING compared to what the families and friends of those killed are feeling.

I took the picture of the rainbow Friday morning after I returned home from walking the dogs. It would have been somewhere around 9:30 AM. It posted on Facebook at 9:42 AM. I love rainbows and to me they always mean something positive. Today, looking at the time, it makes me wonder!

Looking back at these snapshots of my week, knowing what happened on Friday, make me appreciate these little moments just a little more.

Hug your children a little closer and say “I Love you” a little more often!

Thanks for being here with me.

xoxo, Susi



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  • AnnMarie December 17, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Thank you for sharing your little moments with us. In the numbness and sadness, we really have no choice but to keep on keeping on. It helps to see these moments.

    • Susi December 17, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      It does. But I had a heavy heart putting it together. I looked at the smiles and felt sad that there are parents who won’t ever get to see their child smile again.

  • Josanne December 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I LOVE rainbows! And what a reminder of hope amidst the sadness in our nation. None of us will ever regret hugging our babies and telling them how much we love them. It never leaves you. Mine are 14, 18 and 23, and my heart yearns to have them so near, even tho two of them are adults. My children are my life. Those little moments really aren’t as little as we think. ♥

    • Susi December 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      I can totally see that. And you are right, these little moments will amount to a lot when they are bigger. I remember so many small things about my childhood. And I hope, that my kids will too.

  • Kimberly December 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I cannot stop thinking about this. It rips me apart to know that a Mom won’t get the chances that I do with my son.
    The rainbow is perfect.

    • Susi December 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      I have to seriously limit how much information I can digest. It’s too much to take in. I just can’t imagine what these parents are going through.

  • Hilary December 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Beautiful pictures… give my girl a hug!

    • Susi December 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      I did. She was very happy about it too. 🙂