Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Feeling Nostalgic

Do you ever get Nostalgic?
I know everyone does...today is my day.

I was searching through photo files on my computer
(for a project that I'm working on)
and I came across a file of photos that my grandfather gave to me
before he passed away a few years ago.

The photos are of me when I was young(ER).

My grandfather AND my father were both pathological picture takers.
(My father still is and I have inherited that gene...among others.)

Everyone joked at my wedding about how there were SO many baby photos
of me
on our reception video and only a handful of my husband.

I guess I just assume that EVERYONE takes photos like crazy...
but I guess that's not the case.

I'm am very grateful to have all of these photographs to look back on...
To help me recall my childhood that
seems like yesterday, but yet, was so long ago.

I have to admit that I don't remember some of these "memories",
but I really enjoy having the photographs.

I take thousands of photos of my little girl every year.
My husband says I'm "camera crazy",
but I'm just following a long historical tradition of
being a pathological picture taker!

My daughter will have these photos
to look back on someday when SHE'S older.

She will have photographs to remind her
of the memories that she has forgotten about.

Photos of her with her grandparents and those who will no longer be with us.

I know that's a lifetime away...
but if I blink,
I know it will be here faster than I can imagine!

Most of us spend our entire adult life
that we could go back to our childhood...
to relive some of the moments,
to be with the people who are no longer with us,
to capture the innocence,
to do things differently.

Treasure each day and each memory...
capture it in a photograph!


  1. You are so lucky to have all these photos! Your message is such a great reminder to capture life!!

  2. what wonderful pictures...my family too was photomaniacs and now i am grateful for it.

  3. these photos are simply priceless! you really are fortunate...they're not the typical "everyone line up and smile" type photo. so candid and wonderful:)


  4. I am so jealous! What gorgeous photos you have from your childhood!!!!!!


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