Michelle, EmmaClaire, and me.
Yesterday after church where Michelle was given a name and a blessing. The dress Michelle is wearing is the same one that both Emma and I wore when we were blessed. The dress was given to me new by my own grandmother, Banie Williams Johnson. As a little girl my mom told me several times that someday my daughter would also be blessed in my dress. It is only recently that I have thought beyond that. Yet after we knew Emma was having a girl, I began searching for the dress and didn't find it until after she was born. I told Emma that it didn't matter to me if she had Michelle blessed, I just wanted a foto of the three of together with the baby wearing my dress.
Jeddy took this image yesterday and I processed it. There were some numbers in the left top corner which I removed, but not well. I then used the orton filter and frosted corners in Picmonkey. I want to do this foto shoot again , when we have more time and less people about (and with my new camera?)
I think in a spiritual sense that my Grandma and my mother (Wanda Johnson Gardner) are standing on either side of the three of us. Someday, maybe, Michelle will be able to tell her own daughter that her great-great grandmother purchased the dress for me..... the dress links five generation together.