Saturday, March 15, 2008

Family...interrupted.

This page was a *lot* harder than I thought it would be. This picture was taken just prior to Dad's funeral, and I love the picture - it's a great portrait of Mom, my brother, and I - but it just isn't the same without dad. Our family is missing a vital part - no, he wasn't perfect. But he was ours, and we loved him.

I was surprised, after Dad died, at how few pictures there are of all of us together. There were a few family portraits over the years, and then just snapshots. And we all know how those were. Lots of faded poloroids and 35mm 3x5 prints. Soon after Dad died, we went in search of them, I guess it's part of grieving? I've scanned a lot, and would like to make an album. I think it's a part of why photography (and scrapbooking) has become such a hobby for me - I want to make sure there are good pictures to look back on, real family portraits, and quality snapshots. And I want to be IN the pictures, not just behind the camera.


Page Credits: Smell My Feet kit from Shabby Princess, Ribbon from Compassion kit, also Shabby Princess, Alphabet from Grab Bag for Boys from Studio Flergs, [ank]* font.

12 comments:

thumper6423 said...

Strange how it always happens that way, isn't it? DH and I have noticed that he's in most of the pictures, and I'm in most of the videos becuase the other is behind the respective camera. We do make it a point to torture our kids with a family portrait every year.

Maggie said...

I'm sorry about your loss!
Maggie

Josoliviamaid said...

A good title and visual. It's sad when we realize things after the fact but at least you will ensure that future generations will have the photos to remember loved ones by.

absolutartist1 said...

It's a fabulous LO, Ang! And, yes, I think looking for those photos is part of most every family's grieving process. [hugs]

Barb said...

Lovely layout and I totally agree about making it meaningful. I'm sorry for the loss of your dad.

jodie said...

i think it is great that you scrapped that photo - what a great photo it is! best of luck with your album - i think it will be a wonderful part of the healing process for you! sorry for your loss - *hugs*!

Kathy said...

Great post today. Reminds me that we have very few family shots. I am glad that you can get this stuff in writing. And the layout looks great.

amy said...

great LO. life never seems the same after someones' passing, does it?!

aFRIdIGIdIVA said...

That is a beautiful layout. It's been five years since my mother passed away and I'm still in mourning. It DOES get better.

Totally Rawkin Designs said...

I just said yesterday I have to make more of an effort to be IN pictures and not just take them.
Great layout!

evitangel said...

feeling so sorry for you

Sandy B said...

What a touching way to honor your father. Nice job and I'm sorry for your loss.