Some of you may know that my husband’s mother passed away last week, and we had to return to PA for her funeral this past weekend. One of the things that the family did was prepare a slideshow of photos from her past which was shown to friends and family during the wake. Although it was very nice, one thing that struck me was that her one of proudest roles in life was Mother to seven children…yet there were few pictures of her with them as children. None that showed her individual relationships with them, and none that really showed the joy & love they shared. Of course, photography back then was not as accessible and inexpensive as it is now and very few families had images like that.
But WE absolutely have the means to capture those moments right now! We have the opportunity to photograph ourselves with our children and our grandchildren, hugging & kissing & loving them. Can you imagine, as an adult, having an image of your young mom or dad holding you as a baby or small child, and SEEING just how much you were adored?
I can think of no greater legacy for a child to have.
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