Sorting Through The Past.

Since moving to our new place, I have slowly been going through all of our old photographs in an attempt to reduce the number of photo boxes that we have been storing for so many years. I mean, do we really need to keep every single photo that we took of Disneyworld in 1991? Only maybe 10 of those hundreds of photos actually hold any meaning for us … the rest are endless photos of the rides and architecture because I was so fascinated by this “other world” when I was 18. At 35 … well, I am no longer fascinated by those photos … and I don’t think my son will want to inherit them. So … perhaps they will be turned into some crazy art work or something fun. Oh, but then there are photos like these …

These are the keepers. These are the photos that bring you back to the time and space where they were taken. These are the ones that fill you with the emotions that you felt at that time. Upon seeing this photo, I remember that youthful *lust* I had for the boy that would become my husband. I remember how playful we were. How we were always touching … how much time we spent talking about the day when we would get married … about what our children would be like. Could this photo really have been taken nearly 20 years ago???

So, I will continue to paw through these old photos, and when I find the keepers … I may just post them here. Perhaps you may wish to do the same.

Enjoy the day …



Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.