Today is my “Foster” Mom’s B-day, and I have a wish. (NO, I don’t think of her as my “Foster” Mom, it’s just to clarify which Mom I am talking about.) I know, not my day, so think of it as all little girls, and boys wish for their Mom and Dad. Please take pictures with your kids, and take more pictures of YOU!
I am bad at this, I am going to fix that. I don’t like pictures of me, I don’t know why. I just don’t. I LOVE pictures, I like to take them of my kids! Not of me. The last couple of years, ok, the last 20 or so…. I have wished and wished that I had pictures with me and my Foster Mom and Dad…
I have been looking for a picture, any picture of me and my “Foster” Mom, I can’t find ANY! I have found a few pictures of her here and there and TONS of pictures of me…. NONE of us together, and the few pictures I do have of her are from professional studios, and that is maybe 2 over a span of 7 years.
So don’t take them for you. DON’T look at them if you don’t want to. Take them for your kids, for your future Grand-kids. Because I promise you, one day someone would love to see a picture of you with them, without them, it won’t matter. What will matter, is that if you take them, they will never have to wish they had one. They will have it.
Yesterday I went thru all the little notes, and cards, and letters she had sent me. This card was written to me while she was in California doing Hypothermia treatments for her Cancer. I had written that she passed away 2 years later, it was actually 2 years and 6 months. I have many memories of her burned in my brain, but how nice would it be if I could share a picture of Her and I together with my children.
So Mom and Dad, please, take a couple pictures with your kids, they will want to see it someday. They will want to share them with their kids some day, your future grand-kids.
I took this picture tonight with my kids, and you know what, it isn’t the best picture of me, but I love it, because one day, they will look at, and remember the fun night we had at the pool! #CancerSucks #Takeaselfiewithyourkids