This week’s Sunday Stills theme falls on Mother’s Day celebrated in the U.S. The theme is embrace.

To get you started is my interpretation of embrace.

Brodie's home and missed his orange pillow.
Brodie’s home and missed his orange pillow.

A photo of me and my dog Brodie last summer when we brought him home after two days in the Emergency Vet Hospital. Out of the blue, he got extremely sick and was tested and diagnosed with a mild case of canine parvovirus, potentially deadly in young puppies and senior dogs.

I thought I would not see him alive after the veterinary staff took him away into isolation. His case was mild because he’d had a full round of vaccinations but still got sick.

When he came home that day, I clasped and cuddled him close to me. I love both my sweet pooches! Almost a year later and I cannot hug him enough!

Of course, you can interpret the theme any way you choose, and it does not have to have the sub-theme of mom. Here are some ideas to get you thinking from Dictionary dot com:

Embrace: to put one’s arms around and press tightly

  • Synonyms of embrace: bear-hug, clasp, crush, enfold, grasp, hug,
    Words related to embrace: clamp, cling, cradle, grab, grip, hold, entwine, fold, lock, cuddle, fondle, nestle, nuzzle, pat, pet, snuggle, stroke

Embrace: to surround or cover closely.

  • “The stone walls that embrace the monastery serve to symbolize its function as a retreat from an unquiet world.” Encircle, envelop, wrap

As a verb, embrace can mean accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically: “besides traditional methods, artists are embracing new technology.”

  • synonyms: welcome, welcome with open arms, accept, take up, take to one’s heart.

In this photo, my sister-in-law embraces her soon-to-be adopted daughter as we open Christmas presents.

A young mother's embrace

We have embraced little EM and her sister into our family as our newest nieces!

My own mother is 500 miles away. I hope my family nearby can hug her for me.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Who or what will you embrace this week?

Don’t forget to link-up!

51 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: Embrace

  1. Since our current house sit doesn’t have animals, Mark will be only one I’ll embrace. But, I’ll call my mom later today. 🙂 I won’t get to embrace her today, but I’ll make up for it when I fly to Belgium and will be there for her birthday the end of June.

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  2. Beautiful photos Terri! I like to embrace life – that can include the physical act of embracing those that I love but also embracing the opportunities the life has to offer. Have a beautiful week xx

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  3. Beautiful photos . wonderful feelings . simple yet effective expression. Somehow I believe Hugs are magical and healing. It is exchange of cosmic energy. Congratulating your sister too for a beautiful baby girl.
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  4. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day, Terri. Thank you so much for choosing a theme I sent to you for the Sunday Stills Photo challenge. I’ve just posted my entry using the link-up.
    Great photos. So pleased to hear that both your dogs are doing well.
    Have a great week. 🌞🌈

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  5. I like both interpretations of embracing and was touched by your in law’s and your family embrace of these children as well as by your expression of love for your pet. Beautiful.
    Like you, I spent Mother’s Day away from my mother, but my siblings hugged her on my behalf.

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