Day Before Deployment

© Paula Showen

Day Before Deployment

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic March 06, 2012

Of all the soldier/family or Daddy/Daughter pictures I've seen, this one has moved me tremendously.

The Daddy looks so young, but has the love of Ages in his face. This is one special moment you've captured so perfectly, Paula. #1447736

Paula Showen March 06, 2012

Thank you very much, Kathy. #10024621

Elle Stenberg March 15, 2012

Awwww. Very touching. #10038835

Paula Showen March 15, 2012

Thank you, Elle!

Rebecca E. Komppa March 18, 2012

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Indeed this photo is also worth a thousand emotions.
As one who has seen a "father" deployed who did not get to come home to his children, I wish with all my heart a safe return home for this daddy.

A beautiful picture, Paula. Very touching indeed. #10043945

Paula Showen March 19, 2012

Rebecca, I am so sorry. I can not tell you how heart broken I am for you and your family.

I will keep you in my prayers.

Lynne Morris level-classic March 19, 2012

Such a precious capture Paula, beautiful and so touching. #10044548

Carol Eade level-addict May 03, 2012

So emotional and beautiful, congratulatiosn on your finalist! #10121596

Paula Showen May 03, 2012

Thank you very much, Carol. #10121798

Merna L. Nobile May 04, 2012

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile #10123015

David M. Montero May 12, 2012

Let's hope he comes home safe. Congratulations on your finalist selection of this heartwarming capture Paula! #10135200

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The baby was born just 1 week before Daddy was deployed.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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