Stacy’s theme for today is Time. Something I seem to have far too little of lately. Time just keeps flying by and I often wish for just one moment to stop and catch my breath.
As I was reading about Stacy’s photography timeline, I reminisced about the very first photo I took of Emma with our new camera. I took it out of the box, started snapping photos (and haven’t stopped since). We had had a decent point-and-shoot digital camera at the time, but I often shot with film because we had an APS (remember those?) SLR camera that took really great photos, and I really liked having the prints (for scrapbooking, frames, gifts, etc.). I feared that I would never really get into the “digital” world because I would never have an actual hard copy of the photo. (Ha! Double Ha!)
Little did I know that very first photo (nearly 3 1/2 years ago) would be the start of my love affair with my camera.
(Emma at age 2 – loved this photo even if it was a little out of focus…)
(Emma at age 5 – and I am still trying to master walking, and shooting a moving object and getting it in focus apparently. But I love her “Mona Lisa-ish” smile…there is always something going on just below the surface with her.)
I have decided that I really need my camera. Possibly more than any other “thing” in my house. I need it to capture those fleeting moments. To help me remember the details that I swore I never would forget, but already seem a little hazy and far away. To help me record the passing of time.
How else would I remember how very big and green her eyes always seemed, how wispy her hair used to be, or how terribly angelic she was when she was a mere two?