Documenting life isn’t always about faces, voices, or interactions. Sometimes it is about the things that are in our life. Items both big and small that make up our day to day routines.
This project started simply enough. At the beginning of the month, we had high hopes of moving soon. We had been searching for a new home for a while now, but finally decided to take that plunge. This is the longest I have lived in the same house and the only home my children have known. It is the first house my husband and I had together and while we have only rented all these years, we have made it our home. I started to get emotional about leaving this house. It holds so many memories, many firsts, many tears, and lots of laughter.
While I know the new home will hold lots of new memories in time, I want to focus on having these current ones committed to the memory bank (or more like the electronic and print bank). My children are old enough at ages 7 and 4 to remember this house once we finally leave it. They will remember the things we did, the places we walked to, and the trees in the yard. I want to remember how the light played on the floor as the day moved along. How the images of my family hung on the wall and the way the floor always had sand on it. The favorite places the dog laid, the kid’s heights etched out on the doorway, the crib that probably won’t make the move.
The house we had hoped to close on at the end of the month has been delayed for an unknown amount of time. We are stuck in limbo, ready to leave but nowhere to go. You know the feeling of when you get so excited about something and then have to wait and wait and wait.
That is where we are. So while we wait I will continue to document all those little things that I don’t want to forget.
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Are you ready to have the little things (and the big) documented in your life? Call me (or email cause it’s easier)!
Now go and check out Samarie Lei Photography and her fabulous Sixty Seconds of Motion for July!