i was looking through some pictures last night.
album after album on the computer…bringing back so many different memories and emotions.
i noticed all of the pictures had 2 things in common
1 – food
2 – love
sometimes i complain that i have too much to do..too many places to be…
but looking back at these pictures, i realize how truly blessed i am.
blessed that i have so many people in my life that love me and want me around
what better feeling is there???
every special occasion is captured on camera. i would say “film” but that’s not really accurate these days 🙂
you have the typical bee pictures of food…and then you have all those other pictures…
people hugging, people smiling…people looking so very happy and completely unaware that they are being photographed
those are my favourite pictures.
i talk alot about food on here…well, because that’s this blogs primary focus
but i don’t think i’ve ever really talked about the way i love.
i’ve said the holidays are all about the food…
but i think i’ve changed my mind.
it’s all about the love.
whether you spend this time with the people you are related to…share the same blood line with
or with the family you have created through time
it’s all about love isn’t it?
sure, the food is part and parcel of the holidays
but i’d like to believe that the food tastes all the sweeter when you are with the ones you love.
how would the holidays feel without it? without love?
losing those that you love…
i can assure you…the food would just be food…and the special day would be…just another day.
i have so many pictures, hugging those that matter most to me
where you can see the love just pouring out of me.
i am glad i have those.
sometimes i think about losing.
you know…losing someone i love. i know it’s inevitable, but it’s still such a sad thought in my mind.
so i am grateful. so very thankful
to be busy, to be overwhelmed, to have so much to do
because that means i am loved.
i am so very loved.
i decided to post this picture. one of my favourites from the weekend!
this is me and my daddy.
he loves me 🙂
and you can tell by just one look at my face, that i very much love him back.
this was taken one week into his radiation treatment…3 more weeks to go.
we know he will be just fine…but…nothing lasts forever…and it makes you think…down the road…
to places you’d rather not let your mind wander to.
so i choose to make the memories…i choose to make as many awesome, amazing, fantastic memories
so i can always hold on and always remember.
and when i look back at the pictures, my heart will be warm with the love i felt in that very exact moment.
yeah, the food was awesome this weekend
but the love was even better.
i get that you need food to live.
but love? love is what keeps you alive.
without it…life ain’t worth that much is it.