Emphasis On Moms
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Bringing Back the Past ~ By Dionna Sanchez
I came up with an ingenious (well at least to me) idea a few months ago. I was bummed that so many of my photographs were hard to access. Our church often asks for a photo to go along with a sermon, or I want a certain picture to go on one of my blog entries, etc. And so many of them are stuck in photo albums because they were taken before the "digital age."
So, one day I just decided to change that. I took my albums out and I started selecting my favorite pictures. I got out our digital camera and I started taking pictures of my pictures. Sure, some of the old ones had really poor quality, but I'd rather have a copy of that poor quality picture that I savor on my computer, than lose it altogether! I did see a few pictures that I almost certainly can bet will not survive another 10-15 years. But now that I have a digital picture of them, I will have them always.
I stored all of these photos on my computer and was so delighted with myself. Both of my daughters' baby pictures (well, my favorites) are now on the computer. Some pictures of me and my husband growing up? On the computer! I don't know why I never thought of it before.
If you are afraid of losing some of your old photographs and memories, I suggest you take digital photos of them. It takes a little practice to get the right angle and closeness, but it is such a blessing to know that you have copies of moments in time that would otherwise be lost forever.
Someday, maybe I'll get more of my old pictures duplicated, but for now, I know my ultimate favorites will be safe and sound.
~ Dionna Sanchez treasures her photos. You can read more family tradition ideas by Dionna at: http://emphasisonmoms.com/new_page_6.htm