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Pictures Hold a Thousand Memories

IMG00031-20120326-0753This morning I was looking for a different profile picture for Facebook, I detest all photos of myself. As I browsed those available I got lost in memories. It’s funny all the emotions one photo can bring to us in just s millisecond. Sometimes we try and move on quickly to not feel the recent pain of an event, but,  like a car accident you can’t just drive by without looking. The memories flood back, and they are good memories, we rarely take pictures of things we don’t want to remember fondly. There is a hurt but also smiles of good times that can’t be taken away and forever kept in photos. I first thought I should delete these, but I can’t they are my memories, whatever feelings they bring right now I know they will, if not now, bring smiles later.

I have pictures of my late husband that I will always cherish, memories fade a little but pictures are the best way to remember and to share. I have lots of childhood photos, pet photos of pets gone but never forgotten, holidays spent with family, vacations with loved ones.

I guess I will never delete photo’s no matter what….except the ones of me. 🙂

Then there is this photo which reminds me of monkeys picking bugs off their mates. :)

Then there is this photo which reminds me of monkeys picking bugs off their mates. 🙂

Pictures Hold a Thousand Memories

My 12 Year Old in Training for Anti Terrorism

Scared child

Scared child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday my daughter got the mail and brought it to me. She was excited to see a letter from the local school system, for some reason she has no fear of letters from school. This particular letter scared me. What was it? It was a general letter sent out to all parents of jr. high and high school students telling them about a new program. This program will provide drills for students in the upcoming weeks. What are the drills?

Ways to evacuate during a crisis situation. These next two stopped my heart.

1. techniques in ways to barricade a classroom when in lockdown

2. tactics that distract, confuse or counter an intruder

I understand there is a need but the fact that we live in a world where this has to be necessary is so freakin’ scary. I pray to God these things are necessary but it is so scary to think it’s possible every day.

Parents know your children, know their friends, know their fears, the things that keep them motivated, that make them happy. I can’t offer any better advice, oh except Love them, respect them, show interest.

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My 12 Year Old in Training for Anti Terrorism
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