India: Three





Walking through these villages it was easy to recognize all the things that were missing, whether it was something as basic as clothes or something so vital as parents/guardians. All the things that we as Americans see as essential; shelter, clean water and food are rare. Witnessing an entire family sharing one cot or learning that a child has no clothes of their own, seeing this first hand has the power to put things into perspective. Things in life will never be perfect, we will experience pain, loss, heartbreak but we need to remember the blessings we've been given.

12 comments:

bjbblog said...

amen to that, my first mission trip years ago put this into prospective for myself, if you make 20k a year you are in the top 18% of the richest people in the world, it's very easy to lose that perspective of how blessed we actually are here in the states, great pics

Seraphine said...

beautiful photography. especially the first picture, where you can see the beauty, heartache, youth and hardship in the boy's face.
and a good reminder to be thankful for our blessings, and to be kind to others.

Jean-Luc said...

an amazing serie of indian portrait
i love the deep expression u kept on each shot, those eyes are incredible

Kip Beelman said...

Unreals.

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Gosh - TOO true. We are very fortunate to live in North America. We can take so much for granted. Thank you for the reminder to be so very grateful.

Jenny in Utah said...

I have to agree with other comments here ... I learned that if you even have more than one pair of clothes and a change of underwear and a car, you are wealthy in relation to the whole world. It's very sobering, what a great opportunity to go and meet these people and be touched by them.

Christopher said...

These are just amazing. I know what it must be like to look through them again now that you are back!

Kelly said...

AMEN!
The eyes in all of these photos speak for themselves! I LOVE the girls pig-tails in that shot! Shows that pig-tails are international!

Fresh Mommy said...

Trips like these really do remind us how grateful to be. These are awesome, Bri. The first photo is my favorite, you really captured the feeling in his eyes.

sara montour said...

Wow. Your India posts are so captivating and beautiful. The people have such incredible soul in their eyes. So many stories; even in the young children.

antoinette marie said...

thanks for reminding us of the abundance of blessings we so easily overlook in our hurried lives through your gorgeous photography! blessings..

Gerri said...

Thank you Lord for all that you have supplied to me. I have more than enough! Thank you Bri for the reminder.