Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Girl and I have been going through our photographs choosing a variety for her graduation ceremony in June. So many of them have made us laugh.
Um... Wow Mom, that's some BIG hair you're sporting!
There have been those that truly made me sad; seeing smiling faces from the past and knowing now what the future held. Each time Girl or I pulled out a picture of our friends who are in the depths of despair we looked at each other and said, "sadness".
My Girl was surprised to realize how many pictures I had stashed away. She hasn't seen the photo albums in YEARS, but let's not tell her about all of those pictures.
There were some photos that really made me smile. Photos of my Omi. I miss that German!
Then there was this photo.
Today would have been my Mother-in-law's birthday and wedding anniversary. It's a somber day for FIL. Heck, it's a somber day for all of us. We miss her. We miss her so very much.
In this photo she's holding Girl...who was born a brunette and then turned blond. When my FIL saw this picture he wasn't sure if Mom was holding Boy or Girl because of the dark hair. Funny that.
Looking through these old photographs is sometimes bitter sweet, but I'm glad to have a recorded history of good times. It amazes me to see the passing of time when I remember it as if it were yesterday, when in fact it's been many years.
Sometimes I am obnoxious with my camera, but I like to think that when I'm gone, my children and grandchildren will be happy I've taken these photos.
Because regardless of what emotion they stir up, they are all picture perfect.