It’s my job to ensure that this happens.
It’s just how I feel.
The love I hold for this child… the extent for which I would go to ensure her happiness … is absolutely immeasurable.
I don’t think I’m saying anything new here.
It’s important to me that she have photos and/or videos of her life to help jog her memory or help show her the way things were at every stage in her life. Pictures of eating solids for the first time. Pictures of park visits. Pictures of her staring at the TV. Pictures of her playing with her toys. Pictures of her with family…
It’s important to me that she has pictures of us- Mama and Daughter.
I’m not in a happy place right now with my weight. I’m the heaviest I’ve been ever (yes, I’m heavier than I was when I was 9 months pregnant). Yet, I can’t seem to stop piling the shit food into my mouth. Those pictures she won’t ever see- not on film, not in memory. I will ensure this to always be. But, I still NEED her to have photos of us together. From every stage of her life during my life. Tomorrow is not guaranteed and if I leave this life without ensuring that she has good memories, that she has photos of the everyday and her family… I will have absolutely failed her.
So when we played at the park on Mother’s Day, and I watched my girl shine brighter than the sun that was absolutely relentless that day, my heart nearly exploded when my husband showed me a photo he snapped on his new cell phone of the two of us.
Get in the photo with your child(ren). YOU MUST DO THIS. TODAY.