I am striving to be the mom & wife that Jesus wants me to be...but I make mistakes a lot...so I will continue striving:)
Friday, May 7, 2010
A thought about pictures...
I was reading an article about Mother’s Day where the author talked about taking pictures. Like me, she loves to take pictures of her kids & her family. Although I love taking family pictures, my favorite by far is capturing the “moments”. A laugh. A hug. A cuddle. A conversation. A look. There is one person in our family though, who we don’t have that kind of pictures of...at least not many. Can you guess whoJ? Yes, that would be me. Once in a while I’ll hand the camera to Ben or someone else we’re with. The problem is, those moments are usually “planned”. I’m sitting down to open this gift with my kids...I know the camera is on me.
In the last few months my dad has been scanning old slides. I have loved looking at all the pictures that bring back so many memories. When I read this article today I was thinking about the pictures my dad scanned that are of me & my mom. I love being able to look at those. I want our kids to have pictures of me with them to bring back memories too! The issue for me is one of control. I want the pictures to be the way I envision them. Problem is...if I’m not behind the camera, I have no control of that. So I tend to hand over the camera for 5 or 10 minutes while we’re doing a particular activity & then take it back again so I can get the pictures I want of what’s going on. Wow, writing that down sure makes the selfishness show. Never thought of it that way before. Now I’m even more determinedJ. This Mother’s Day (& beyond) I’m going to make an effort to give someone else the camera...and let them hold it for more than 10 minutes while we’re doing a particular activity. I want our kids (& grandkids) to be able to look back & see me for who I am...the way I am. I want them to be able to look at pictures of me & know that I really was living life right here with them...beside them...so that they can look back on these memories when they grow up.
Ben has been building concrete foundations for over 15 years.
Pretty much as long as I can remember I've loved photography. I have started doing it as a business on the side. I also homeschool Benjamin, Amanda & Kirby as well as run a midweek kid's program at our church.
Benjamin is 10 years old. He loves to read, play outside, & play hockey & soccer.
Amanda is 8 years old. She loves all things girly, riding horses, gymnastics...and bugs:)
Kirby is 7 years old. He loves our dog Fudge, playing outside, & playing hockey & any other sports. If I let him, that's about all he'd do:)