15 minutes ago
👭 yesterday was my daughter's 20th birthday. she doesn't live at home anymore but she still came by the house to visit and get some cake and ice cream. as usual, i got my camera out and snapped a pic of her with her cake before she put the candles in.
she looks at her friend who came with her and said, "i hate this part." i told her, "after i'm dead, you'll appreciate these photos." (for privacy reasons, i'm not posting any pics) i always take pictures of my kids on special occasions. my kids just complained more and more as they got older, but i still ask to take their pictures.
part of it is for me. i wanted pictures to look back on when they were all grown and gone, like now (except for the one that came back. lol)
part of it is for them. i'm sure they'll want pictures to look back on when they're older and want to reminisce and show their own families.
photographs are precious heirlooms we pass down from generation to generation. through the birthdays, the holidays, the school events, the friends we spent time with. these captured memories deserve to be cherished, especially as life happens and people get divided or pass on.
please, as this holiday season approaches, take lots of pictures. make memories. laugh a lot! even some tears are ok, because you'll be with people who love and care about you. i hope all of you have someone special who'll make this holiday happy and memorable. ❤ 👨👩👧👧 📸