A Photo a Week Challenge: Endings


Life is full of beginnings and endings. Each experience has high points and low points. This month, we experienced quite the milestone. Our youngest child graduated from college. We are now truly empty-nesters. We are so excited to see what the future holds for our young man, but it will be strange to no longer have a reason to travel to Cedar City frequently or field calls about long-distance car repairs. As he moves on to the next chapter in his life, we will be looking about in a new way, too. No matter what the future brings, this one thing remains true: time moves more quickly than I like.

(This picture has all of our kids but one. Our oldest was wrangling our two adorable grandkids.)


Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
  4. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.

57 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Endings”

  1. I did all the graduation pictures I had last week, so you will get different endings this week.

    I can hardly wait until we have (finally!) our own college graduate! I think I was the last one in the family, and that was 1968. Without a single photograph and for that matter, I also can’t find my diploma OR yearbook.

    Lovely family picture and I’m jealous!

    1. Thank you! We have wonderful kids. Sorry you can’t find your graduation stuff. I lost all of my high school yearbooks in a move several years ago. *sigh*

  2. Oh wow, this one made me work!!! Very emotional. But as comic relief, I remembered something. When my son left for college, someone gave me the best sweatshirt to get over my Empty Nest Syndrome. It said, in bold letters across the front,

    Your Nest is not EMPTY until their shit is out of your basement!

    And, as another aside, my son (now in his 40’s) and grandsons all moved back in with me…..which I actually love!


  3. Thanks for inspiring me to write my blog for this week. And congrats to your family. Graduation is always a happy time. Thanks for sharing.

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