Due to the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, CT on Friday, it again, has made me realize how short and how precious life is. Our children grow up so quickly (too quickly) before our very eyes, and we slowly age with each passing year. This very life that we all live can be taken from us in an instant. Just like that. The memories we have of our loved ones will always have a special place in our li
ves and in our hearts. We must never take life for granted, as it may not be here tomorrow.
My heart is heavy for those affected directly by this senseless act of violence. I pray that everyone involved will eventually find peace and comfort and that they hold the memories that they have near and dear to their hearts. I have lost some very special people in my life. I am comforted by the wonderful memories as well as the photographs that I have. Sometimes, I wish that I had even more photographs, but I treasure the ones that I do have. Just a small moment in time when the shutter clicks and that instant is saved forever, has so much meaning and is so cherished. I have photographed families who have lost a loved one and getting messages how thankful the family is for having those photos is so meaningful to me. Knowing that I could provide a little comfort in their darkest hours warms my heart.
So take photos. Take lots of photos! Whether you hire a professional photographer once or a couple times a year or if you take them yourself, just have them taken. As long as those special moments in life are captured and saved for all time. And don’t keep them on your computer or on a disc tucked away in a drawer. Display the prints. Display the memories. Love ♥