52 Photos Project: Holding

The prompt for this week's 52 Photos Project is "Holding".  The prompt continues:

During a moment of sudden emotion and expression, 
how do you reach out and hold onto to it?
Just as your little one drifts into slumber?
The hand of an elder?
The furry pet curled up in your lap?
The warmth of your morning brew?
The vintage vase of fresh market flowers?

Go out and hold something.
Long enough to appreciate that special moment. 

This picture was taken on the night my son Erik graduated from college.  It was a long haul, and he made it.  I love this picture of Erik with his brother Matthew, arms around one another.  Matthew looks so proud of his brother.  It makes me smile because Matthew had been accepted to the same college, although he hadn't started yet.  I see in this image Erik's accomplishment, and Matthew's knowing that his day will be here soon too.  And it is.  He is in his last year of college as I write this, and soon I hope to have another image just like this one...only Matthew will be the one holding the diploma.

To see what others are holding, visit the gallery.

6 comments from clever and witty friends:

annie said...

So beautiful! Congratulations to both of them!

Denise :) said...

Great capture! Two very happy smiles! :)

quiltzyx said...

Holding on to the moment & holding onto each other - perfect!

Anonymous said...

I love your photo. It's a perfect moment, satisfaction, possibility, and love all in one.

Kate said...

Great moment!

Bella said...

What a tender moment! You must be so proud of your sons. Lovely capture.