As I was cleaning out my closet over the weekend, I brought out the stack of photo albums that fill one of the shelves. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I started flipping through them.
Between the covers we find the people, the places, and the memories that have knit us together, made us a family. Grandparents in heaven, family members looking younger, friends we’ve lost touch with, and those that we still see often, are the faces that fill the pages.
There are places we’ve lived and visited; friends who attended first birthday parties and whom we just saw last week; favorite blankets, toys, and books.
Highlights are birthdays, Easters, Christmases, kindergarten graduations, school field trips, and family vacations.
I smile as those days come flooding back, thankful I can still recall the names and places. Then the children join me and I smile again as it all comes back to them.
I’m thankful there’s a way to document all that’s dear – to get to relive in my mind all those days that have passed.
Then there’s the reminder of how much we’ve all changed.
From the first photo I posted on my blog in early 2009….
to one of the most recent…
…we’re documenting the days of our lives.
And today, I’m wishing the man who’s filled my heart and my photos for twenty-five years a very happy birthday!
Do you have photo albums full of pictures?
Happy birthday to your husband! Twenty-five years! Wow!
Your girls have really grown…just like my chickens…although they are MUCH more beautiful!!:)
Yes – we will be celebrating 22 years of marriage later this month, but we dated for three years before that.
Well, I'm not sure how "chicken" years compare to "people" years, but I'm thankful my girls haven't grown quite as fast as your chickens!!
Mama S says
wow the girls have grown sooooo much.
Oh, yes!!!!! Pictures & documenting our family life is a PASSION of mine! 🙂
This topic makes me sad. When I had an old film camera, I was really good at taking photos, getting them printed and (mostly) into albums. Since using digital photography… None have been printed, and so there are no albums… And I worry that we might lose all the photos if technology breaks or fails… But at this point there are SO many photos and SO many years that printing them and putting them in an album just seems like a monstrous job that I'll just never get to. 🙁 🙁 🙁