Friday, January 16, 2009

Title Help!!!


I am entering this print into a competition next week and would love help on finding a really great title. This is exactly how it will look printed (except, of course, the copyright across the middle). I want it to speak about Savannah, her strength, her spirit, her relationship with Beka. Any of these things would be fine, I want it to be a title that grabs the judges attention.

To give a little background, it was taken on Beka's wedding day, just 2 weeks before Savannah died, on the ride to where the wedding was taking place. Savannah was very tired and in some pain. She actually didn't feel strong enough to walk down the isle, so Daddy carried her, but being in Beka's wedding was so important to her.

When Beka asked if Savannah could be her flower girl and as I answered "yes, of course." the first thought that went through my mind was "if she is still here." I remember thinking "where in the heck did that come from?" I never voiced this concern because at the time Savannah was in remission and doing great, there was nothing to make us believe she wouldn't live a long life. I now know that the Holy Spirit was speaking to me and preparing me for what was to come.

I love this print!! I am ready for the critique (and possibly some criticism), I just want to share it. Thanks to Stacey, I think it is ready.

16 comments:

Kaity Hall said...

The thought that came to my mind was "Strength of an Angel" or "Angels in White." For what it's worth.

Nicki said...

In the Arms of an Angel

Lynn and Leahannah Ridley said...

I am not one to come up with anything that you might use, so I asked my Daughter Leahannah whom was friends with her. She says, "Memories of Savannah", "Nursing Friendship", "Healthy Friendship", "Helpful Friendship", "Friendship: Above and Beyond"

Anonymous said...

I could imagine Beka thinking.. "On This Blessed Day, For You I Pray"

Tara said...

I like Nikki's suggestion - but I can't stop thinking something with Pearl - because the pearl is a priceless treasure that comes only after and through much pain - my thought: "Heavenly Pearls" or "Of Pearls and Dewdrops"

And though I'm no professional, I like this picture and think it is beautiful.

Jen Macomber said...

Mara and I thought maybe "When Angels Touch" might be a good title because Savannah and Beka both worked as Angels in very special ways!!

Jen Macomber said...

Mara and I thought "When Angels Touch" might be a good title because Savannah and Beka are very specials Angels toughing many lives!!

Anonymous said...

There are some good suggestions here, I particularly like Nicki's suggestion. Here's my two cents worth:

Some variation of:

"(Wedding)Bells Ring; An Angel Earns Her Wings"

or simply "Two Angels"?

..It is a beautiful photo.

Kaity Hall said...

A friend of mine saw the photo over my shoulder and says "Angel Embrace" or Angel's Embrace."

Courtesy of my friend Deni!!

Anonymous said...

My courageous beauty

Megan and Sean said...

Well, now I'd have to say I LOVE Nicki's suggestion! Thanks, I'm bawling! I also really like Angel's Embrace! Tough choice!

Anonymous said...

" a little piece of heaven. "

Marie said...

OK, I'm with people on the thought process Nicki works from, but my problem with it is it presumes Beka is the angel. Now don't get me wrong, nurse Beka has sincere angelic qualities, however that is because I know of her relationship and importance to Savannah, a knowledge the judges, sadly, may never know.

What about adapting to "Holding Hands With an Angel". Savannah is almost cherubic (albeit thin cherubic) in the photo, perhaps that comes closer to the feel of it. it also then can be read both ways, they both feel that the other is truly their angel.

Thoughts out there folks?

Zanna said...

I love all of the angel comments, angels embrace is really touching.... For some reason, I keep coming back to the word cherished in my head when I think of Beka and look at that photo of her and Savannah. So here's just a bunch of my brainstorms.

Cherished Bonds...

Cherished Connections....

A Cherished Moment

A Cherished Love

Quiet strength,A Cherished Love, bonded through faith forever.

I know the last one is kind of wordy but thought I put them all out there. The suggestions so far are great.

Amy Eustis said...

One of the things I always say to my kids is "I will love you from here to forever". It came from a poem I read years ago. I can't remember the whole poem but that phrase has always stuck with me. Maybe some variation of that. The love everyone feels for Savannah is forever. That picture is beautiful and makes me cry every time I see it. You have an amazing gift.

sqeako said...

I like Nikki's idea also but, looking like Becca was the angel, is also something I didn't think of at first until I read Marie's comment. So what about changing the words around a little: Holding An Angel in My Arms, Or Simply
Angel In My Arms,
My thought was:
An Angel Embraces Me,