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Having Faith

Photo taken by contributor Tracy, a 30-year-old woman who lives with her husband and 8-year-old daughter in Glasgow, UK. Tracy has struggled with anxiety and depression for several years. She worked as an office assistant but was signed off work due to mental health issues. She deteriorated even more after that, with time spent in hospital, going to see counsellors, and lots of medications, with various side effects. She decided that she didn’t want to live like that anymore and she wanted to make her daughter proud of her, so she pushed herself to go back to college where she chose to study photography. She quickly realized how much she loved every aspect of photography. Although she still has very dark days, she continues to push herself and carry on doing what she loves.

About this photo: “This image was taken as part of a documentary series I did on the Parish of St. Clare’s, which my daughter and I are a part of.  My faith is very important to me and is always there when I am feeling low.”

Find more from Tracy at her website.

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2 comments on “Having Faith

  1. maureenjenner
    March 15, 2015

    A beautiful study of hands holding a rosary.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. autisticaplanet
    March 17, 2015

    God will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). I love the soft and natural lighting as well as the focus on the hands and rosary themselves. I am so glad to see a Christian sharing their faith here. Gods truths remain, no matter how bad we feel. There is comfort in that. May He continue to bless you with creativity!

    Liked by 1 person

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