For those who don’t know (how could that be?), Timehop is an app that shows you social media content from years past. As a frequent Facebook user, I throughly enjoy seeing old content pop up to remind me of what I was saying, posting, or doing on any given date though the years. As a mom, though, Timehop takes on a whole different meaning. And as someone who has lost a loved one, something even more.
As a mom, Timehop serves as a virtual family album. When I see my almost 4 year old pop up on my Facebook being fed baby food by her big brother or in one of my all time favorite baby outfits of hers, it makes me pause and brings me so much joy. Or, when I see my 6 year old pop up sitting in his high eating mushed bananas for the first time, I stop, if only momentarily, to reflect on how fast it all truly does go by. Someone once told me that the days may seem long, but the years fly by, and I couldn’t agree more.