I love my mama. She was kind and smart, and wise, and loving, and joyful, and gentle, and soft, and beautiful… and so many other adjectives. She loved reading and had thousands of books, which I hauled form Europe to USA with me when my husband and I moved over here. She loved knitting and sewing. I still own couple of sweaters made by her. Even though they don’t fit me anymore, I can’t part with them, because they were made by my mom and she will not make me a new one any more. My mom lost a battle with cancer almost 10 years ago. In exactly one month from Mother’s Day it will be her Birthday. She would have been 58 years old. And do you know what I am sad about the most now? I don’t have enough photographs of her and NONE made by a professional photographer. It makes me very sad.
I love this photograph of my parents. They are so young and beautiful here. It was taken one year before I was born. Dad is 22, mom is almost 19 on this photo. Love them!
There are more pictures of mama young, but the older she gets, the less pictures of her we have left. But I would love to have photographs of mom as I remember her. To me and my brother it doesn’t matter if she was 50 pounds overweight, for us she was the most beautiful woman in the world.
Please don’t wait anymore “when you lose 10 more pounds”. Don’t tell yourself “someday I will get my pictures taken”. There are seven days in a week and “someday” isn’t one of them. You are beautiful just the way you are. Your children love you just the way you are. Exist in photos for your children and grandchildren, create a photographic legacy for them to keep. Do it now!
I feel blessed that I can share my gift and give people beautiful photographs that will become family heirlooms for many generations to come.