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Old 10-06-2012, 12:45 PM   #21
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For the mama's who are hard on themselves, don't like themselves in pictures or don't photograph well (I am definitely one) don't let it stop you. I can look at the worst picture ever taken of my mom or one when she was dog sick getting ready to puke with dark circles under her eyes, or one when she was dying (her death was a surprise but I can't say it was sudden) and all I see is my beautiful mother. The woman who loved me more than life and would do anything for me. I remember her spirit. Not once do I look at a picture (any picture) of her and say "man, she was fat" or "look at the awful hair" or what ever. I only see my beautiful, loving mother who I miss very much. They do make me cry, but they also make me smile. And they are all that my kids have of their grandmother- she died years before they were born, a year before I even met dh. In those pictures dd can see where our noses came from and ds sees where is red hair came from. You don't have to look at your own picture but one day they could be very important to someone else.

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For the mama's who are hard on themselves, don't like themselves in pictures or don't photograph well (I am definitely one) don't let it stop you. I can look at the worst picture ever taken of my mom or one when she was dog sick getting ready to puke with dark circles under her eyes, or one when she was dying (her death was a surprise but I can't say it was sudden) and all I see is my beautiful mother. The woman who loved me more than life and would do anything for me. I remember her spirit. Not once do I look at a picture (any picture) of her and say "man, she was fat" or "look at the awful hair" or what ever. I only see my beautiful, loving mother who I miss very much. They do make me cry, but they also make me smile. And they are all that my kids have of their grandmother- she died years before they were born, a year before I even met dh. In those pictures dd can see where our noses came from and ds sees where is red hair came from. You don't have to look at your own picture but one day they could be very important to someone else.
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For the mama's who are hard on themselves, don't like themselves in pictures or don't photograph well (I am definitely one) don't let it stop you. I can look at the worst picture ever taken of my mom or one when she was dog sick getting ready to puke with dark circles under her eyes, or one when she was dying (her death was a surprise but I can't say it was sudden) and all I see is my beautiful mother. The woman who loved me more than life and would do anything for me. I remember her spirit. Not once do I look at a picture (any picture) of her and say "man, she was fat" or "look at the awful hair" or what ever. I only see my beautiful, loving mother who I miss very much. They do make me cry, but they also make me smile. And they are all that my kids have of their grandmother- she died years before they were born, a year before I even met dh. In those pictures dd can see where our noses came from and ds sees where is red hair came from. You don't have to look at your own picture but one day they could be very important to someone else.
Beautiful! I will try to remember this and live in the spirit of it!
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i don't agree with it. My dad died when I was 2. We have pictures of him and when I was a child all they did was make me terribly sad and remind me how unfair it was that he died when i was so small. Now, I rarely look at them
I hope my dd doesn't feel this way about her dads pictures. I'm sorry you do. :-(
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My dad died when I was thirteen.he was always behind the camera so I have very few pictures with us. The other day my cousin surprised me written some scanned photos from when I was a kid of me, my dad, grandma, great grandma, and many family members who had died. I was bawling. I was so happy too get them. My older brother died when I was five and I have no pictures of him and I. It makes me sad :-(
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To those who feel too ugly to be in a photo..... to your child you are amazing and beautiful. They absolutely LOVE you and think you are a movie star. Even if you won't do it for yourself, do it for them.

I am more tempted recently to critique myself. I KNOW I've gained weight. I believe that most pictures of me are not good ones. A good one would be if I lost 25 lbs. lol! However, I feel like I can smile and love the people around me and that almost makes up for the chubby face and terrible side shot angle of me and my chubby arms and rear end.

I always wish my family took more pictures.

I've never seen a photo that included all of us kids from my family in one shot. That is my goal someday to get us all together. We almost got all the grand kids in one shot but one of the kids refused and his mom didn't make him do it.....I really thought she should have made him get in even if he was crying. Come on now, ONE picture. That's it. kwim? (he was like 6 at the time btw)
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One day I will be gone, and my kids won't care how bad *I* felt that day, they will still sit there and just wish they would be next to me one more time!
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For the mama's who are hard on themselves, don't like themselves in pictures or don't photograph well (I am definitely one) don't let it stop you. I can look at the worst picture ever taken of my mom or one when she was dog sick getting ready to puke with dark circles under her eyes, or one when she was dying (her death was a surprise but I can't say it was sudden) and all I see is my beautiful mother. The woman who loved me more than life and would do anything for me. I remember her spirit. Not once do I look at a picture (any picture) of her and say "man, she was fat" or "look at the awful hair" or what ever. I only see my beautiful, loving mother who I miss very much. They do make me cry, but they also make me smile. And they are all that my kids have of their grandmother- she died years before they were born, a year before I even met dh. In those pictures dd can see where our noses came from and ds sees where is red hair came from. You don't have to look at your own picture but one day they could be very important to someone else.
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