Today I am thankful for pictures. I sat down an hour ago to look for one picture and now here I am with a stiff back from sitting in a desk chair and squinty eyes from staring at the computer screen. I was pulled in by all the memories. I guess it's not the pictures that I am thankful for, but the memories they capture. It's a bit like time travel. You are transported back in time and reminded of past joys, triumphs, sorrows, tears, holidays, etc. As a parent I find it to be a little bittersweet to see my babies as babies. I miss those stages and who they were at each certain point in time. This weekend my father was holding my 6-year-old and told her what he wouldn't give to have me back at that age for just a moment. As I was just looking at some holiday pictures from just 3 years ago, I had the same thought; oh what I wouldn't give to have them each back as an infant and hold them once more.
So, I will try harder each day to hold onto the little moments like pictures in my mind, and take plenty of photographs for when I will inevitably forget.