Here we re on day 8 and today is A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Before I had my daughter I was a preschool teacher. One time we were doing a project and I asked for family pictures. One mom came to me and said that she had some of her with her daughter and some of her daughter with her dad but none of the three of them together. The reason being that a year earlier, when the little girl was two and a half the dad died in a car accident. They always assumed they would take some someday and never got around to it. The pictures she had were fine and it was no big deal but this memory always stuck with me.
When our daughter was born I made sure to have pictures of the three of us taken, professional, snapshot, no matter what. Even if I don’t really like to be in pictures I wanted to documented in my child’s childhood. So we took a lot from the time she was very young. Then when she was three I had my stroke and the year before that my husband had a seizure while driving and went off the freeway. Luckily we made it through all those things but I am forever grateful that I had taken all the pictures of the three of us. If life had turned out badly for one of us I’m glad my daughter would have had all these pictures.
So my advice is the same take pictures of all of you and make sure you are in them. My grandma is hardly in as many pictures as she should be because she was taking them but don’t miss out on being in the pictures, hand the camera to someone else.
I don’t like the way I look in pictures but I tell myself no one but me cares and I will be glad to have them when I’m older.