It may or may not be in the shop as we speak with camera techs doing their best to resuscitate it…
Say a little prayer, will ya? I know there are way more important things to pray for, but this one possession really does bring me an awful lot of joy.
I also have two photography courses soon.
I’ve also signed up for a “Snaphot” course with blogger Ashley Ann for three weeks starting mid-June. She takes great photos of her kids, which is pretty much what I do all day (though, I’m still working on the “great” part).
And that is, honestly, why I am the most mad at myself. Disappointed even. I’m not capturing moments with my kids. Sure, I know, I’m experiencing these moments, and I’m doing my darndest to absorb and file them away in my brain. But here’s the thing: I’m pretty sure my brain is full. Or my memory is broken. Or something.
For me, a photo is like a recall button. I can look at it and I’m instantly back in that moment, reliving it. I also notice details that get lost in the every day getup-eat-play-eat-sleep-play-eat-go-to-bed crazy rush that is our life. How blue Mo’s eyes are, or how goofy Lu’s smile is. I truly see how my girls have changed when I compare them to a photo I took a month ago.
Photos are mini time capsules.
I’d like to keep making them.
So, Lord, (and I’m not even being a little bit sarcastic here) if it is your will, please, please, please let the camera be save-able. I can’t promise that I won’t leave it outside again… my life is full of distraction. But I can promise that I will keep using it for Your good. For preserving moments and memories. For documenting Your beautiful creations that You have entrusted to me. Amen.
Here’s some recent images off the SD card, which (Thank Heaven) was not wet.