One day I was looking for a picture of my mom and I together, growing up, and I realized that I hardly have any with her in them. There are plenty of just me, but only a few with her. I didn't want that for my kids. I want them to have an abundance of pictures with us together. I want them to remember me, and our day to day interactions.
The fun times we had.
The real times we had.
I wanted to make sure I was a part of those memories.
So, Embrace the Camera was born.
Each week, I am intentional about turning the camera around on myself, to get in the shot.
It doesn't have to be on a day that I look good. I don't need make-up on. I can even be wearing my sweats that I love so much. It doesn't need to be with a good camera. It just needs to be me, with all of my kids, one of my kids, my husband, or someone else who may be near and dear to my heart.
One day, we won't be around.
Do we really just want to be a distant memory? Or do we want pictures to remind our loved ones of what we once were.
Regardless of how we look or feel, I promise that they will treasure those photos one day.
They will not think "man, my mom was ---(insert horrible adjective that you use to describe yourself)."
They will love the photos.
So, I encourage you to Embrace the Camera too.
We occasionally have a link up on Thursday.
You don't have to be a mom to participate...as long as you are in the picture too, then you're embracing the camera.
Won't you join us?
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