After watching the Kelly Corrigan video about capturing life’s everyday moments, I realized that digital photography has changed the way I document our lives. I can scan through thousands of digital images of a freckly 12 year old, crazy dogs, and weekend adventures in Florida.
But there is a glaring hole in the family story that makes me teary-eyed. Like most of you, I missed capturing all these same activities with my older child. We have an occasional photo from an old film camera or school photos but that is the extent of it. No heartwarming shots of silly toothless grins, skateboarding with friends, or camping at the ranch.
I am now making it a point to seek out moments with my him before he heads off to college in January. Quietly, I snap away as he strums his guitar, plays the piano, or falls asleep on the sofa. I can not fill in all the lost years but as I hold these photos in my hands, I can see the little boy that he once was and the man he is becoming.
Take a few moments today to capture your loved ones as they go about their day. Don’t let even the simplest of moments pass you by. You won’t regret it.
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