(First photo with my Nan on her old Cortina. Second photo taken at my Grandmother's home)When I was little I would spend hours looking through photos on a Saturday afternoon that my father had taken. They were stored in an old brown port, in no order, still in their packets picked up after developing. I would sometimes pull out the negatives, hold them up to the light and just look at them. I think it's so important to be able to capture special moments in a photo to look back upon and jog your memory of an event. On Thursday I was sitting with Miss 8 waiting for the bell to ring when I decided to check my emails when one came in from my friend. It was unusual because we don't often email each other so I was eager to have a look when the title said 'Proud Mum and Dad Moment'. Her oldest daughter, my god daughter, was dressed up in her finest standing with her boyfriend ready to go to her school formal. The photo almost had me in tears, I couldn't quite believe I was seeing her so grown up and now finishing such a big chapter in her life to begin another. It only seems like yesterday that she was born, but it's now more than 16 years ago. I remember when my best friend first told me she was pregnant with her, the first time I got to hold her, all the times I visited her and when she was this cute little baby with chubby legs jumping in her jolly jumper. I am truly excited for her to now be creating a special life for herself and starting on a new journey, that I was a little part of that journey she has already been on.
(My second birthday, dressed up in my party clothes)At 16 I had been best friends with her mother for a year. She was the chatty one, I was the quiet one. It was in grade 9 when we first met I was sitting quietly waiting to go to form class when she was sitting next to me. She said hi and asked if I went on the same bus route as her and if we could sit together and the rest is history as you would say. That was a long time ago now I won't tell you how long though, but lets just say I'm not in my 20's anymore. So when I saw that photo I started reminiscing, about how long it's been since we've been friends, all the times we've shared together, the big events in life and just the everyday ones too. We've certainly had our ups and downs but we will always be friends and I'm so grateful to have been able to share some of these special times in her life. Before I know it, it will be my turn next, my Miss 13 is finishing year 8 this year and boy has that flown by already. And when my big girl finishes school I can't to be able to share with my friend an email too with a photo of my gorgeous girl all dressed up.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend my friends♥
*All photos above me.