Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Capturing Moments

I am not sure how much of this will you remember in the future. I have vague memories of my childhood so I cannot be certain of how much you will remember. I do however have a lot of impressions and feelings about growing up that remain with me until this day. I might see a familiar sight or smell my father's aftershave and a rush of memories return to me. Our minds work in very interesting ways and things we see, touch, smell, taste, or hear can trigger long hidden things in our memory bank. 

You have an advantage I did not have growing up, technology. Technology has advanced to a point that as you grow up we are able to capture an immense amount of pictures, videos, moments in time. I hope that along with things like this blog you will be able to look back at your childhood and see how much you are loved. To be able to relive some of the wonderful things that made your childhood special. In many respects you will be able to see yourself through our eyes. 

I love seeing your expression as you see baby pictures of yourself now. I can only imagine what that is going to be like in another 20 years. The best part about it is that you will be able to trigger memories and emotions of your childhood in ways I can only imagine. Favorite toys, books, places, activities, friends, all the little things that with time fade from memory will be there. I will continue to snap pictures, videos, and save everything I can for you.