Sure, when I started the #Cherish365 Project, it was mostly because I thought it sounded like fun, and like a great way to improve my photography skills. But I’m only a couple weeks in, (view my week 1 recap here) and already I’m seeing that it’s turning into so much more than that. In the beginning, it was occasionally a little stressful… like, “Oh man, I haven’t gotten my Photo Of The Day yet.” And then Hubbalicious would get irritated with me trying to force a cute moment while trying to get the kid ready for bed. But I hung in there, kept snapping photos and my family started to understand that this was important to me. They stopped resisting and began participating. I can’t tell you how fun it was when I first heard D ask me what my photo would be that day. “Take a picture of me, Mommy!” I mean, who could resist that? And why would I? The camera loves him!
As a wife and mother, I’ve learned a tough lesson over the years. Relationships are not always perfect. Sometimes I feel so connected to the ones I love that I can’t get enough… and other times, that connection struggles a little and I have to work a bit harder at it. My little man D is SO attached to his Dad, that sometimes it’s hard to find room to squeeze in. He loves me to be sure, and I’ve never doubted it. But those of you who have Daddy’s Boys, know what I mean. It can hurt sometimes! Well the #Cherish365 Project has given me motivation and opportunity to improve my connections with both my boys. And that’s always an awesome thing. Even for the happiest of families (like I feel we are) there’s always room for building memories and enjoying each other’s company.
And on top of that, there was a super fun side effect! Guess who has shown a little interest in photography? My little D! He’s been asking to take photos with my camera and of course, I let him hold it and take a few pictures with my help. Maybe I’ll get him a little polaroid camera and make photography something we can do together!
See? #Cherish365 Project is SO MUCH MORE than taking photos. We’re building memories and working together to document our lives. I love it. I’m so glad I decided to participate. And on top of that, my photography skills are improving. I’m challenging myself in fun, new ways.
So tell me…
What do you think the #Cherish365 Project could do for you and your family?