Quite often, I have been referred to as the “picture queen” by my friends and family. It’s a long, known fact that any time I am around, a TON of picture-taking will ensue. My family will sometimes groan loudly when they see the camera come out, and then silliness will follow. I end up taking several pictures trying to get “the” best shot because of their shenanigans.
Then the questions start, “WHY do you take soooooo many pictures?!”
Because I am a memory saver. That’s what I do!
I take so many pictures because I want to look back fondly on those memories in years to come. I want to relive those moments, and in flipping through old pictures, I am allowed to take a step back in time to reminisce.
This has been so important to me through the years because of the family and friends we have lost along the way. I don’t want to ever “wish” I could see their face again. I want to surround myself with pictures of them so I can forever look back at the times we were happy together.
Long after a person has passed away, I want their memory alive in the stories we share about them. I want them to live on through us and the pictures we took.
Memories are so special to me, and I want to safeguard them! That’s why I write on this blog as well. I pray there is never a time when my memory fails me. I don’t want dementia or Alzheimers to take me away from my family. I want my memory to be as clear and vivid as the day we shared special events and happenings together. I want to preserve as much here as I can for my daughters, should they wish to read my words one day.