Oh, how I wish that I had been able to have a camera like I do today when my children were small. Think of all the faces and stages and special moments I could have recorded. This is a wonderful time in which to live, especially with a nice camera in tow everywhere I go. Amazing how a camera can actually capture a BIG personality. This child has one. In fact, it is HUGE. Smiles and dimples and mischief and lots of affection. Tons of hugs and “can-I-help-yous?” Lots of ideas and spiritual insights right out of the blue. Empathy. Gratitude. Friends wherever he goes. He always reminds me that when I am old he will take care of me. I tell him that I am so glad to know that. That I will appreciate it. I say it with a kind smile.
Family History happens “in the now”. Everything that happens today in a family needs to be cemented in time. Photographs help. The written word helps too. Photographs like this one are how Holden’s great- great- grandchildren will know about him.
“How else would they know where their dimples came from?”