Saturday, January 05, 2013

A change in perspective……

The last few weeks have been a very emotional time for our family.  A close family friend passed away suddenly and it really turned our life upside down.  My mind raced trying to comprehend how this could happen and then floods of memories (or flashbacks as my daughter calls them) continued to run through my mind.

The memories that kept coming back were the ones of everyday things.  Over the Christmas season I was taking pictures of our family and it made me stop and think.  Whenever there is a family event or a trip I always make sure I grab my camera and take it along.  But if something ever happened to one of us, those are not the memories that will play through my mind.  It will be the every day occurrences that I will remember and miss the most. 

Ever since I joined the Instagram community (livingskiescrochet) I am definitely taking more pictures of the everyday but I want to take more.  I need to take more.  I want to journal my every day and I want to capture the memories that I will want to hold on to forever before it is too late.frost

Now when I look through the lens of my camera I see things very differently, it’s like I have a different set of eyes when I look at the world around me.

I have always written in a journal, my first journal was an Annie Diary.  I love to write my thoughts and feeling and hurts and joys.  Now I want to start a photo journal of the miraculous things I see and experience each day. 


My camera now travels with me, I have made it a cute camera strap cozy and I am on an adventure to see the unique in each day.

camera strap cozy

I hope that you will join me on my new journey, as I create a photo journal of my every day memories.  I don’t want to miss a second!


  1. It has been 3 years since my mom went on to be with my dad up in Heaven...not a day goes without tears from my eyes...I can see her and feel her in my daily children too miss her very dearly.. The only way I snap out of my crying session is when I tell myself that my parents would be sad to see my tears... there is still a giant void in my life and a stabbing pain but with my hus band and children..I am able to cope with the loss... Just spend quality time with your loved ones...


  2. I think keeping a photo journal is a fantastic idea. That is one of the reasons I love instagram so much, it helps me bring out the camera when nothing overly 'special' is happening. I actually ordered a poster highlighting our moments of 2012. I am so excited because it is mostly showing everyday moments, a wall size journal of sorts.
    Also, Sorry to hear about your loss. Life can throw some curve balls, we are totally blessed to have the Lord to lean on and turn to in times of trouble. Find peace in Him. Hugs to you and your family.


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