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The proof is in the pictures…

My pictures are a memory I can hold in my hand. My kids always said, “No more pictures Mom,” but I snapped away. As they have grown older, they too snap up every moment with their cell phones. I like to think that I taught them to capture moments. Today is slipping by fast, the hour glass never rests. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow…just a hope, but my pictures are forever and they will exist long after I’m gone. Every picture in this collection has a story. Collecting them for this post has inspired me to make each of my kids a scrapbook instead of leaving behind hundreds of discs. I thought the only thing that I would leave them was my writing. These pictures reminded me that my life has been full of joy and laughter, tears and traumas, but most of all love. That is what I shall leave them. Love. The proof is in the pictures.
Here is an article my son Rick, wrote for me about pictures. I love this.
https://womenwhothinktoomuch.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/jeanne-marie-tagged-a-photo-of-you-today-600-am-by-last-ditch-effort/
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Post inspired by Michelle Marie.

10 thoughts on “The proof is in the pictures…

      1. Oh I loved it so much! Seeing all your lovely memories. I think a picture says so much! So telling about our hearts and those that are part of it. 🙂

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        1. Yes, pictures are a map of our relationships, past and present, and digging through them takes us on a drive along the memories and the love that has touched our hearts. I love that collection because it starts with my little tummy when I was pregnant with Rick and moves to the ultra sound, first day of school, and onward, then he becomes a daddy, the hospital scenes from 2011 when he almost died in a car wreck, and then all the way to the day he and Jessica got married. I love that girl as if she were my very own daughter.

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          1. I loved that it showed all the stages and of course struggles when one is hurt and the triumph of the human spirit to recover. Our bodies are amazing works of art! All miracles! 🙂

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