I love taking photographs, I always have my camera with me and could bore the best of you for hours with my snaps. The downside to my photo taking is that I’m rarely in any of them. I don’t mind that too much, but I do tend to forget to take ‘family photos’ with me in them! Today’s Magic Moment and What’s the Story? is a moment in time, a moment with my son and my parents. A rare shot of the four of us together.
Now of course it would be too much to ask for all of us to be looking at the camera at the same time! Daddy P did try a few times and this is the best of the bunch. It’s also the only time I got in any of the photos during our recent trip to Spain.
Mum and Dad have lived in Spain for very nearly 9 years, they used to be a 15 minute drive away. Family is a funny thing isn’t it? You moan about them when they’re near and you wish they were nearer when they’re not – well I do anyway.
As Daddy P’s parents are dead, I feel the distance even more. Not just for me, but for Monkey. He can’t pop over to his Granny and Gramp’s house whenever he likes. He has a Skype relationship with them – thank god for that! I wonder how he would be with them without the computer. Would they just be strangers? We don’t have the money to be able to pop over to Spain on a whim unfortunately. In fact we hadn’t seen them since my Dad’s 70th birthday last November. So this moment in time, a rare moment, is a very special one for all of us. One we’ll be repeating in March for Granny’s 70th birthday – we are counting down the days 🙂