“Will I forget the faces of those I love when I lose my vision and can’t see their photos to remind me?”
This question was asked in my Sight Support Group.
I don’t know if this is simply someone’s fear or if it will actually impact me in my life when I lose my own vision. Just in case, I’m trying to commit beautiful moments like the ones in these photographs to memory.
And even if I don’t need to, it’s simply nice to recall these events.
This photo is especially dear to me. It reminds me of how close these girls are.
The other night, Fiona’s mama said, “We’re going to go see Lilly now,” and Fiona clapped her hands and said, “Yay!” That’s how I felt about visiting my cousin when I was growing up.
In this photo these cousins are 2 1/2 – 3 years old. It seems to me that it was a Sunday afternoon at Gaga’s house. The grown-ups were talking and the kids were playing.
The photo (below) was taken shortly afterward.
Not only am I trying to imprint the details of these pictures on my mind because of my vision loss but also when I lived overseas, I missed these types of moments. Now that I’m home, I realize how precious the unplanned, “hey, look-at-that!” times can be.
What about you? Have you ever thought about purposely committing certain moments to memory? Or is that something that happens naturally?
You have just read, “Committing Beautiful Moments to Memory,” by Amy L. Bovaird. © Copyright, February 9, 2015.