Moms: Why You Need To Get In The Picture
June 26, 1986
One moment we were enjoying a dream vacation watching the majestic bald eagles in the sky as we drove down the road, and the the next moment life as we knew it came to a crashing end.
I was the only survivor in our vehicle.
In the previous days we had visited a museum, watched Top Gun at the movie theater, and we spend a fair amount of time trying to find some lost luggage. The day before they died, we stayed on a secluded island so remote that we had to take a private plane and land on the beach. The only other living things walking around on the island were the bears, and other scary critters that could eat us.
The last picture taken was on June 26 by a stranger at the Mendenhall Glacier who had no idea they were taking the final picture of our trip and the final picture of our lives together moments before tragedy struck.
- I’m sharing this story and these pictures with you because we never know when or how important of a role we play in someone’s life, and how important pictures become after losing someone. Most importantly, the last picture ever taken of her was with me by her side. Out of all the amazing pictures that have ever been taken in the entire world, this is my absolute favorite picture.
I am 40, out of shape, in need of some hair dye, I have 3 little ones, and a business that requires more than 40 hours a week of blood sweat and tears. Scrubbing toilets, wiping bottoms and wishing I had the energy to make my house worthy of Pinterest does not make me feel so beautiful. I completely understand why mothers do not want to be in pictures.
So I challenge all moms to get over it too…