Thankful for...My Camera

Today I'm thankful for my camera. I'm not even close to the best photographer in the world, but I do love to take pictures. I capture moments in time that mean something to me.  There was an emotion behind the lifting of the camera to my eye.   

I look back and see how many photos I have of my mom when she was little and then of me when I was little and then look at the HUGE files of digital photos of my kids on my computer. WOW!  But then again, I don't want them to forget what they did or how they might have felt.   

I put together a book for my nieces and nephews just after my sister passed away.  One thing I vowed then was to never shy away from a camera. I know I'll never be my best when the photo is taken, but my kids won't care because it is real and it was their mom.   

One of the things I do is share my photos. After an event that my kids were at with a bunch of other people, I go home download them and then share with the other families.  

Here are some of the photos I kind of like. They kind of capture my heart and my mind.  

 

 

 Chris & Jessie

Chris & Jessie

 Steve

Steve

 Long Beach, Washington One of my favorite places to visit. 

Long Beach, Washington
One of my favorite places to visit. 

 The sunset on Benson Beach

The sunset on Benson Beach