The other day I was having a conversation with a friend whom I had met through work about our significant others. We had “gotten” to know about each others partners through sharing of stories and right at that moment she asked me to see a picture of my husband. I have always been lucky with my husband and how he is a true partner but he also has gorgeous RED hair. So of course my friend wanted to see just how RED it is.
I went scrolling through my iphone pictures and you want to know what I realized? I have very few pictures of my husband and if I do it is only with the kids and none of us together?!
It dawned on me how things shift after kids. Before my kids if I opened up my photos on my phones there were tons if not almost all photos of me and my husband! Always in loving embrace or laughing, cuddling, anything was photo worthy. Now it is all children. Children smiling, children crying, children taking their first step.
I get it I do: Children become our focus and rightfully so, but I realized that maybe I need to maybe take a few more photos of me and my partner. I need to remember the fun times we have. Though it may be few and far between the tantrums and sleepless nights but they are there. Why do I not worry about capturing the moments I have with him? He was the reason I made these beautiful kids?
So I have decided to change my picture taking habits to not only photo my kids adorable moments but cherish the happy ones with my partner as well. Maybe, just maybe it can help us both remember why we got married, had these fabulous kids and everyday work at keeping each other sane.