As I sit here today thinking of my Granma (yes I know it’s not spelled correctly – but that’s how we spelled it for her) who would have been 80 today I am thankful for not only the memories I have with her but also the pictures. It’s our first birthday without her, but we know she is enjoying being with Granpa for the first time in many years. She sits upon my desk in a pressed flower picture frame where I work, so I am always with her! It was one of the last times I saw her smile as she grew sicker and sadder after Granpa died. I am thankful for the picture because it was one of the last times I saw her.
So, that being said- get the camera out and take pictures. Pictures of your kids playing, family just hanging out, your husband watching TV, your kiddos sleeping, your pets, etc. You will treasure the moments even more when you recall when the photo was taken. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to take the camera out. As a photographer, I have come to love the memories I have captured of my family just being themselves.
So I encourage you today to take out the camera – big or small – and take a picture. You will notice the small changes in everything that is captured and also the memories that will last a lifetime. The picture enclosed was taken in 1997 and the camera used was just a small little point and shoot. It may not be the best photo taken in terms of quality, but it comes from the heart!