Growing up my mother always had portraits of us kids on the walls
I remember how special it felt to see my portrait displayed in its prominent space that was reserved just for me
As a mother now, I have portraits covering my walls as well. I don't only have pictures of my children but of me and my husband as well. My husband has suffered with uncontrollable diabetes for most of his life. Every moment we are fortunate enough to still have him with us is a moment to celebrate. I want to make sure that he is evidenced in our family together with his children.
I spoke to a good friend of mine after her mother passed away and she said with sadness that it was difficult to find a picture of her mother. She never felt like she looked good enough to be in the picture. Although I may not always have my nails or make up done, I want to make sure my children never feel like they don’t have ways to feel connected with me after 120 years.
Photographs immortalize moments in our life
No matter how self conscious I may feel now, I know that in 10, 20, 30 years I will look back and see the true beauty of being with my family, and I will be forever grateful to have captured this moment forever.
I cannot believe how fast my children have grown. Sometimes at night I walk around my home and look at the pictures of my children, my husband, along with my grandparents who are no longer with us and feel so blessed to have this life.
It really is true; a picture says more than a thousand words