Remember Jim Croce's song? 'Photographs and memories...all that I have are these to remember you'...what a song, what a singer!
I have finally begun the huge task of sorting through family photographs - we're talking years of photos. I will sort and scan, and digitize the photos. What a joy it's been sorting through - pictures of my nieces and nephews when they were little; pictures of my siblings when we were teenagers, and younger. They bring back such memories ~ some good, some bad ~ but all filled with love. I even found a photograph of my Dad with his parents! The first picture I've ever seen with the three of them together...what a gift that find was to me as I never knew my grandparents.
Luckily, I still have more than the photographs and memories - I still have my parents, my siblings, my entire family in my life. But the joy of going through these photos...the laughter, the tears...great memories to cherish!
Certainly not a chore, but a labor of love.