So…it all began when a friend told me about having purchased the Facebook Portal for her family. She is able to chat with her mom in the morning, while doing dishes, etc. Daily life stuff, you know?
That sounded so cool. I thought, I want to do that too. So I convinced the hubby to buy them for my mom, his parents, and my brother in law. (And by the way, it is pretty cool technology, so check it if out if you haven’t already. And I get nothing for this by the way).
Fast forward, to me just walking around my kitchen one morning feeling like I was overwhelmed by life. And this photo pops up on the Portal device- here’s my moment in time…
BOOM! I can see my dad looking at me in just that way...the way he would every time I needed to know he loved me no matter what…and a hug could cure it all.
Yup, I was a true daddy’s little girl. My moment in time was my wedding day… I sobbed at that song as he crooned it in my ear. This man, with the rough truck driver hands, made me stop and listen. Rarely ever yelling, rarely ever stern. I never wanted to make him unhappy, or have him be disappointed in me.
So fast forward to 2021…in my kitchen. This photo must be pulled from some old album on my Facebook (honestly, I really do NOT know), but it comes up at the most opportune times now. ALWAYS to tell me he is still looking over me. I am still a daddy’s little girl. And that look will give me pause, and peace. (Which if you know me, I almost always need LOL)
What does a photograph do for you? Do you have those images in your house that you walk past and are drawn back into a moment by?
While this was “just” a candid snap…it is WHY I do what I do. I want to bring those moments back to life for others too.
When was the last time you had family photos taken? Don’t put them off – whatever or however your family dynamics are, don’t wait until someone isn’t here everyday to make those moments timeless.
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January 28, 2021