This might be one of the most important posts I’ve ever shared . . . . . So I was doing some cleaning the other day and I came across this stack of old photos. I immediately stopped what I was doing to sit down and look through them . . . And it struck me how almost nothing, NOTHING will grab my attention - my full, undistracted, world-around-me-has-stopped attention - than old family photos. ✨ They halted me dead in my tracks, I didn’t even bother with warming up my coffee - I needed them NOW. . . I had seen all these photos before, countless times, but it didn’t lessen the joy of finding them again. I paused at each one and inspected it thoroughly, not realizing till later that I was smiling the entire time. They brought me pure freaking JOY - to see the hair and clothing styles, to see babies who are now adults, to see small details like a plate with Gramma’s homemade buns on it. . . To see Gramma. And our Joycie . . . Oh . . . how we miss them . . . 💔 . . This photo in particular stuck out to me, and I wasn’t sure why at first because it’s nothing crazy - one of our summer family picnics, hot dogs and potato salad, permed hair and the women (and Uncle Don haha) fussing in the kitchen. I noticed all these things and then my next thought was “Wait - where’s my mom?” You see, this is all the women on mom’s side of the family, but my mom isn’t in the photo . . . Ahhh, that’s right - she was the one taking it. 😕 . . Then my next realization came - When was the last time I took photos of my family gatherings that weren’t staged or planned ahead of time, or photos where I’m actually IN them, let alone the last time I PRINTED them out and held them in my hand . . . ??? Ugh. A gut-wrenching realization for me. 😔 . . I hope this inspires you to start showing up in your photos. To honor the seemingly simple moments as much as the picture perfect ones. And to give your photos a new life by printing them . . . Because I promise you: you will NEVER regret ANY of it. ❤️
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