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Heaven Knows

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Just When We Think We Are Alone...

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Tiia Vissak
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    beautifully done!


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7/8/2012 12:06:03 AM

 
Christina N. Seuser
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great work Laura, very moving


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7/8/2012 12:21:35 AM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Oh, SSSLala. How right you are! And we get SO many signs if we just dare to open our eyes and believe what we see.

This is an amazing piece of work!!

Big WOW. I love everything about it. An instant fav and I hope it wins the Grand prize.

This is really something to be proud of in every way.


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7/8/2012 1:39:36 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you Tiia, Christina and SSSKiki.

I couldn't have gotten kinder comments before I scamper off to bed.

Thank you so, so much! A great photographer once taught me that often times less is more and even though this only has two simple elements it completed my hearts story that heaven does know. :)

Just ask my external F: drive that has been broken since September and started back up the in the exact moments that I was sitting here next to it, praying that God please give my Father a message for me!!! I spoke to He and the Angels and My Daddy all at once. I heard the F: drive start up that has been plugged in and silent for who knows how long.

Too uncanny. Heaven must have also known how sad I was over losing all of my prize winners on that drive...What a gift I was given. The entire experience!

I am grateful in every way tonight. And I am grateful for such wonderful support we get and can give here in this wonderful family on BP!

Thanks again ladies!!!

-SSSLaura :D


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7/8/2012 2:04:00 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous, Laura! And you've motivated me to do another check on my external drive that went belly up and has been in a drawer for several months. Maybe there's hope (also lost many pics).


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7/8/2012 7:20:49 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Love the story and the image is spectacular, Laura!!!!! Huge WOW!


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7/8/2012 7:30:07 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Amazing sky, Laura! This is a beauty!


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7/8/2012 8:53:00 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Very Beautiful Laura and inspirational.


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7/8/2012 9:26:37 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Love this and your title :-)


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7/8/2012 1:21:06 PM

 
John Connolly
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A brilliant image Sister Laura! This presentation says so much!


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7/8/2012 2:30:23 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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AWESOME-FAV


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7/8/2012 8:20:03 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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How beautiful Emmy! And yes heaven knows!! wonderful presentation and very moviing. Love this and hope to see this again!!!


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7/9/2012 9:40:39 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Hi, Pom! Delighted to hear about your answered prayers, and to see such a lovely and creative composite image as a result.
NOT delighted about the loss of your photos. Wish I knew as much about computers as our computer-whiz friend, James. He could probably figure out how to "rescue" them. OR --- I'm just grasping at straws, and giving you false hope. Sorry!!


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7/10/2012 3:12:03 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi everyone. :) I am so glad this touched you. It felt very special for me to make.s

Mary I hope I can save all of my images. I plan to burn them to disk if it will turn back on for me but I have to be ready and have my instructions near me on how to do this. For now I need to deal with things pertaining to my Daddy passing...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate them!!!

-Laura xoxo


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7/10/2012 9:06:58 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Hey Sis! What a beautiful image! I love the gorgeous blue sky and clouds! Yes, I believe that we are never alone ... that God and His Angels are always watching over us! ... and now your father is too!

Unfortunately, our prayers aren't always answered ... I have a DVD player that won't come back to life no matter how many times I pray that it does. LOL! ... But, God has another plan ... Perhaps he wants me to get a Blu-Ray Player. :D Just joking! I hope you can save all of your wonderful creative images!

My thoughts are still with you as you make preparations for your father's funeral. Hope it all goes well! :)


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7/21/2012 11:22:04 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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You always manage to make me BEAM not just smile. :) Thanks Sister Lorna.

Don't stop looking for signs. :) As for the Memorial, it looks like September or Oct...so many people re-arranged their lives to be there and the VA didn't come through in time for the service so we will give everyone tons of notice this time around once we hear from them.

Love you and big hugs to all here.

-Laura :)


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7/21/2012 11:35:09 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Soooo beautiful and inspirational!
~♥~


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7/31/2012 8:22:51 AM

 
John Rivera
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What a wonderful image! Great work!


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8/1/2012 4:43:27 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Your hard drive breakdown is bummer Laura and I emphasize with you as it is hard to part with all your prized captures. Heaven does know and comforts us for all the arduous experiences and assures us that there will be ever bigger hard drives and more prize winning pictures...as I know you will! Take care.


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8/9/2012 1:24:54 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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YES!!!!!! :-) NN


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8/11/2012 7:28:28 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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You guys are so wonderful. You know, in the Bible we are taught not to boast. Not to want to take center stage. It is so hard to stay humble. Our very nature wants attention and to be recognized. Loved.

I don't think God wanted my hard drive to turn on that night to become famous...but I do think he might have powered it up because he knew how deeply sad I was that my Dad had never seen my photo work. Not in recent years.

My Daddy was a professional photographer for many years. He had his own dark room and developed film for so many people....and I was the one kid of his that took up the same love and passsion. Yet daddy lived 1,800 miles from me and went blind from diabetes around the time I got serious about art/photography.

So..he never saw my BP Gallery or Editors Picks or Finalists or Gold Wins. Never.

BUT BUT BUT!!!! He is perfected now. New again. And I prayed to the Lord to send a special message to my Father one night...(not photo related)...and then all of a sudden my F:Drive started up right next to me that had been dead since last September!!!

God knows our hearts, friends. He knows our sorrows...He knew one of mine was that Dad never saw my work.

I think it was Gods special way of telling me, "Little Laura, I have showed your Dad your pretty photos. Have some peace now little one. He is safe in my hands and proud of you for loving life and My world that I created for you that you have taken photos of!". :)

I COULD BE TOTALLY WRONG but I feel it in my heart. :))))

Monnie - If it be Gods Will...That external drive might just spark up for you! :)))))))

Thanks everyone! With love in my heart for you all tonight.

-Laura :)


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8/11/2012 7:51:39 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Beautiful......truly ;-)


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8/12/2012 10:57:30 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Kim. No wonder I couldn't find the story to send to you. It was right here on BP! :)))

Thank you so very much for your comments on my 3 images tonight. I read one already and am heading to the next.

You're such a special lady and friend. I'm so happy to know you.

And thank you ALL for visiting this thread and my work. (And me.)

Big Group Hug!

-Laura :)))


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8/12/2012 11:03:39 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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This is gorgeous, and so spiritual... Congratulations on your EFP!!! 8o)


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11/18/2012 2:00:45 PM

 
John Connolly
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We should always spare a few moments for a group hug, Swanee! So far I haven't had a hard drive die on me, But I am still in the process of duplication all my images to a second external hard drive system!


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1/20/2013 11:36:08 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank you s much Mumj and Brother John! :) You two are so special to me and it's wonderful to have your comments here! :D


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1/20/2013 1:48:48 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This was beautiful the first time you posted it, Pom, and it's still just as lovely and uplifting tonight. I hope the judges agree!


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1/21/2013 1:32:46 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Again, I'm impressed by your creativeness and how inspiring this image is. Love the spiritual quality this image brings. Fantastic work cous!


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1/23/2013 3:03:33 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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This is Awesome, and very true


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1/24/2013 5:42:50 AM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Beautiful -Inspiring -Like the old song
says -Never alone-and His eye is on the sparrow and I know He is watching over me-Have a good weekend


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1/24/2013 6:30:50 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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EVERYONE. Your comments and visits are very dear to me.

-Laura


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1/24/2013 9:22:00 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Beautiful Image and Title Laura!


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1/24/2013 11:54:50 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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This is so beautiful!!!!


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1/29/2013 3:46:01 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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nice work and so inspirational.


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1/30/2013 11:35:47 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Uplifting, Sister Laura! Gorgeous image and title...:)


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2/5/2013 4:51:57 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Wonderful presentation,Laura! It goes so well with the title!!
Thanks for your lovely message and comments!!


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2/7/2013 6:02:24 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Wm, Colette, Emile, Lydia and Ujjwal!

This was an emotional image for me as I created it, (with tears), soon after my Father passed away.

I appreciate your support so much! :) Thank you.

-Laura :))


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2/24/2013 10:32:10 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Laura, congratulations


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2/24/2013 9:28:37 PM

 
Annette Carr
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WOW!!!


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5/29/2014 11:22:37 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Thank You animated photo: Thank You - Pink w' Flowers ThankYou-Pink.png So Much Stan and Nette! :D

I appreciate your support! :D


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5/30/2014 1:13:10 AM

 
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