Photos are important, yes.
But one day, they won't just be important.
They'll be absolutely everything.
I take way more pictures than I need to. But there's a really good reason why I do that.
Because I never want my daughters to feel like they don't have enough pictures from their childhood. I never want them to question the kinds of activities they liked, or how they chose to dress themselves, or where we went on vacation, or what their childhood home looked like, or the emotions we all experienced, or even what we did to pass the time at home on those lazy, rainy afternoons.
Some of these don't seem especially noteworthy or photo-worthy.
But trust me. It is. All of it is.
I always have a camera with me. Even if all I have with me is my smartphone. I always have a device to make pictures with and I always have it at the ready.
And you should, too.
Today, September 11th, I'm reminded (and I'm reminding you) to take pictures. I want to challenge you to take pictures of your family, of your environment, of yourself. It's important to recognize how each of these elements intersect.
And then print them and frame them and hang them, or make albums. Please don't let them sit on your phone or your computer.
One day, your children will be so glad that you did.