Just the other day I had one of those moments where I looked at my daughter and thought “wow! she is really growing up!” It seems somewhat surreal that so much time has passed since first holding her in my arms, and each day time just seems to move faster.
One night back when SG was about 21-months-old we rushed her to the emergency room in Nashville. She was coughing very badly and having a lot of trouble breathing. Scary for any parent, but especially when it is your first child. Long story short, she was fine, but had frequent bouts with croup. But that night at the hospital one of the nurses came out with a small stuffed bear that a local church had made for the kids who came into the hospital. She immediately calmed down, and “teddy” has been a part of our family ever since.
The other day I was talking with my neighbor and we started planning a session to photograph their youngest with her special “piggy”. “Piggy” has been a special member of their family, and “piggy” deserves to be in a photo session as well!
Then I got to work today and look what I found on our free table (a table where we can all bring in our items to discard and see if anyone sees them as a treasure before they are thrown away):
I got really sad…and couldn’t just let this cute little (obviously well loved) bear get thrown away. So I brought him home and gave him a little photo session. I bet he was such a comfort to some little one through scary thunderstorms, probably made a trip to the doctor and left with a band-aid to prove that he had been brave as well, maybe even lost an arm and had to go to the hospital. I felt like I could feel the memories that this bear had been a part of coming to life as he laid there on the free table.
So maybe you want to capture those memories that your kids have had with their “special friends”…shoot me a message and we can set up a special session. Don’t let these memories slip away from you! Our kids are growing up way too fast…