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March 6, 2007
Surviving by $Moonbeam13. I've selected this as part of International Women's Week 2007. To me this image captures a beautiful moment filled with pure love and affection, from both sides of the camera. When I first saw the image I felt privilidged to have viewed it through Danie's eyes. If you read the image description the story behind this picture becomes clear and you too should be proud to have shared this moment.
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My grandmother is a survivor of many things, the most recent being breast cancer. She was always full of life, beautiful and a woman to be reckoned with but her battle with cancer seemed to snuff some of that joie de vive and part of her was lost. This picture was taken at an event following her last batch of radiation treatments. I had been watching her all day and suddenly she burst into uncontrollable laughter and I had to grab my camera. I showed this to her later to remind her of who she is inside, regardless of what happened on the outside and she was very touched. On an important side note, I really liked this photo because you can see how protective my grandfather is.

Please note that my grandmother passed away on April 13, 2007
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EPH-SAN1634's avatar

A slice of life...it's sad she is gone but I wish you can keep the fond memories...(mine died around that time too by cancer as well...and she had survived WW2 and the Civil War of my country)

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I'm sad to hear that you lost your granny. 😢 You have my sympathy. She looks very warm-hearted and friendly in the photo. 🍊🍋 So does your granddad. 🌺🌻🌷 You can easily tell there was a lot of love between them. 🌸 My mom also suffered from this type of cancer. I lost her when I was a child. 🎗️ I wrote a book in her honor to keep her alive as that's what our close ones deserve. ❤️ You also keep your granny alive in a beautiful way. ❤️ There's a saying I read. You don't lose a close person in one moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what has gone. ❤️ You will always miss them, but carry them in your heart. She was strong. 👍 A great lady.

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I have to say I am quite moved by not only the picture but by the story behind it. I feel most strongly about this because my mother has breast cancer. She had a mastectomy on December 18, 2015. She has almost completely recovered as of now. She also started her chemotherapy on March 1, 2016 for six months. Also, I am very sorry for your loss, my family has suffer many losses as well. The photograph shows true emotion and is truly beautiful. I cannot give you any less than five stars for the pure emotion in the amazing piece. Have a blessed day!
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This photograph shows extreme emotion that can be everlasting for those who view it, especially you and your family. To see someone smile for the first time in what feels like forever is bittersweet, and I dearly love the meaning put into this photograph. Also, the way that you say in your description that you showed it to your grandmother to make her see that she is still the same on the inside was very heartwarming and I adore how the photograph just seems perfect, even more so once we as readers get to see the story.

May your grandmother rest in peace.
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This is so beautiful....It made me cry..but in a good way! I'm so sorry your grandmother died. *sniff* I'm not being nice, I'm doing what you deserve. I'm so sorry. This was sooooooo beautiful now, don't take this as offence, I can't upload this without 100 word minimum.




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This piece is truly a picture of no words needed to prove, yes I'm using the dictionary meaning and yes I'm adding your loving grandmother to this if I may;

1. To establish the truth or validity of by presentation of evidence of her life, as proven in this photo.

2. To establish the authenticity of very strong will of your grandmother.

3. To determine the quality of life that she choose to live as example to all that knew her well.

You and your family are in my prayers, it is my hope that all turn out for the better.

In addition may I offer my congratulations on obtaining the DD (Daily Deviation)

Lastly, please allow me to offer my sympathies for your loss of your dear best friend, this too shall pass and know she's no longer in pain and suffering...
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A very touching critique Cora!
ZandKfan4ever57's avatar
Thank you Steve I was nervous when writing I gotten personal.
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Are you joining us tonight Cora?
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I just got back online, I tried that link and couldn't get through
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Sorry for your loss (I know it was 12yrs ago, but still). Such a beautiful photo, too!

and collecting elf, which feels kind of awkward to do here, but here we go
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Beautiful shot BTW
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This little elf got caught! :D (Big Grin) 
Elves in the bag: 195
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