A picture can say a thousand words, but a video puts those words into action.
Every year I write my three children a letter telling them all about the year we have had together. I want them to remember all of our memories, big events, little moments, ups and downs, accomplishments, and growth as a family. I write down my thoughts and feelings as a mother. I hope one day they can look back and read these letters and remember how much their mother loves them.
This year our good friend Holly took a year of pictures, and made us a video displaying these pictures and included videos of our family’s year together. I was able to share this video with family and my children in a manner easier and more enjoyable for them to see. Our moments allowed my two older children to see how they interacted and adored a new baby brother. My daughter could watch a clip of her running down the same track as her mother did in high school slapping her mommy’s hand at the end of her race. My son viewed his kindergarten graduation and his first jump with no life jacket into deep water.
My words and moments were able to be brought to life.