Tuesday, August 14, 2012

always on my mind

It's funny how I can't seem to get my mind off of my dad and his camera store. I think about it all the time. Then the other day I came across some old photos and found this one taken around 1980. I believe it was taken by my dad, or maybe my brother, trying a new filter system and double exposing this image. When you work at a camera store you are often the subject of "test" shots. I looked at this photo and remembering it thought, "how ironic it is 30 some years later and I love that it represents how I feel today".  That Colony Camera Shop is always on my mind!  This month was the month of annual family reunions and one of them was my dad's side. His remaining 6 siblings and their families were all there. I always have a great time catching up with family and listening to old stories. I have become the family photographer and historian of old photos. One of my aunts has done the genealogy work and I am working with her to put something together with the old photos. It makes my heart sing knowing I am doing something my dad would have loved and the family truly appreciates it.  I am not sure I am any closer to accomplishing my ultimate dream but I know I am enjoying the day to day journey of what is, and am truly okay with whatever the outcome as long as I can hope, dream and smile along the way.  Dad, you are always on my mind-

4 comments:

  1. What a powerful, heartfelt story and memory. You were speaking for your soul and your post reflected just that. Keep remembering... it's all about the journey and what may seem to be a detour from "our plan" is actually right where you were meant to be. I'm thinking of you!

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  2. Thanks Teresa! I appreciate your thought and comment. Even though things are a little slow for me right now on my "moving forward" goal/dream, I do have a sense of peace, which is out of the ordinary for me. I do hope we can get together sometime soon. I think about you too!
    Debbie

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  3. awww i've never seen this picture! i love it. what u wrote made me tear up!

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  4. Thanks Amy! I love that you are following my blog and my story :)

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