I am not a fan of having my picture taken,unless its a selfie that has been attempted many times and edited until I am happy with it.
Our Dad was always snapping photos, random moments when we weren’t looking or weren’t camera ready.
I would often take his phone and say ‘oh dad thats awful, delete that one or please don’t put that on facebook’.
Looking back does any of that matter? Who cares if an image of me was captured when I felt I wasn’t looking my best? Those pictures are moments in time,memories captured right in the moment. Moments we will never get back again.
There comes a time in our lives when photographs are the only visual representation of loved ones and life itself, be in the photos, be happy, be impulsive, be present.
Have those moments to look back on, to laugh, to cry, to remember but mostly to love.❤x
Grief~a small word with a huge meaning. It rocks up uninvited, makes itself at home and before you know it, its joining you each and every day.
Where you go, it goes.
Its like a constant shadow, always there, sometimes its quiet and gentle, other times it leaps up and slaps you in the face, catching you unaware.
It brings tears~ sometimes of happiness as it reminds you of the good times and sometimes of sadness as you ache for those things you will never have, see or do again.
They say that to grieve means you have loved and felt love that’s why it hurts so much.
Much like the sea, the waves of grief ebb and flow, back and forth,up and down. Good days and harder days.
Grief is here to stay, however it will never take away the love and memories that will live on to be cherished forever.❤x
For the last 41yrs you have been here by my side,through the ups and downs its been quite a ride.
There’s been laughter and tears over the years.
But throughout it all one thing has always been clear, you have always been near.
When things have been good or bad I have always been glad to share the load with you.
No problem was too big or small, you helped me solve them all.
Who knew that our journey would come to an end and now I am left with a pain that won’t ever mend.
Dad you are one in a million, one of lifes very best and I know that wherever your journey takes you around the next bend, we can depend on the love you gave us to guide us through.
To navigate the good days and the bad,ever grateful for the love and memories we have had.
So as I sit here, with tears in my eye~just remember what we said~its not bye, its see you later.
All my love now and always Nats.💔x