Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This day June 10th is not a good day. Today is the 4 year anniversary of my nephew Andrew's death. I have struggled with if I should post about this again this year. It is very hard for me to talk about and to express my feelings when it comes to my sweet nephew. But I was thinking about him today and I started looking to try and find the last photo that I had of him, and this is it.
It was Easter 2005 and he is the tall young man with his pocket full of Easter Eggs, only 16 years old. This is the very last photo that I have of him, which is why I decided I needed to post about him today. I know as scrapbookers we like to say we scrap to keep the memories recorded for our kids and future generations, but that is not really why I scrap anymore. Andrew's unfortunate death made me realize that I need to scrap for me - for right now. I want the memories of my boy's pudgy wrists when they were two, their cheesy smiles, the funny things they say and just all of it! I want to have it all there for ME to look back on and remember. You never know what life will bring and we never know how long we have with those we love, so please, don't just scrap for someday, for your kids to look back at, scrap for you to remember, for right now.
I want each of you who reads this to do two things for me today, tell your children you love them and take a photo of them RIGHT NOW!! I don't care what the lighting is like or what they are doing just go grab your camera and take a picture of them.
Posted by Christine at 6:08 PM