At least I have a back-up computer. I am thankful for that, and in my case it hasn't been totally horrible to be on it, aside from the fact that it is painfully slow on the Internet - which I am pleased to say I, myself, was able to fix - somewhat.
In a lot of ways it has been somewhat of a discovery for me to return back almost 4 yrs. When I got my Mac I just left things as they were on the PC, so this week I got a real snap shot of where my life was 4 yrs ago. Kinda cool, in a scary sort of way.
One of the first places I went was MY PICTURES. Who knew I had so many great photos on that computer? You might be seeing some of them from time to time here.... watch for it!
Here's one I found that really spoke to me...
You would not believe all the things this picture told me.
I am one of those people that really look at a picture. I find most people really don't. I have always been this way, and I think I join quite a few in my family who love photography and the stories that a picture can tell.
This is me, I don't know the date, but I can tell it is in the month of June - because the peonies are blooming. I am dressed for my dance recital (tap dance)... that's kind of obvious, I didn't normally wear bows in my hair or certainly not on my shoes.
Here's what else I see in the picture -
I always knew my mother to be a pretty awesome gardener. She had beautiful flower beds and huge vegetable gardens... she took much pride in her gardens - but hello - Mom - sorry to say that is a pretty sad looking garden. So that tells me she was not able to garden that spring. This could have been the year she had 2 major surgeries in a row - that might account for the lack of beauty, or it might have been the year that she cared for my dying Grandmother in a hospital bed here at home. Or maybe it was because she had 5 children and usually 1 or 2 foster children as well... that might also account for the lack of attention to the garden.
Three things tell me it was a very hot spring. The grass has not been cut, and looks very dry, the soil along the house has compacted - you can see a line where it was before, and someone has taken the storm windows off and put the screens on already.
I'm pretty sure one of my brothers was behind the camera - I would never have stood that way if it had been Mom or Dad.
I got all this from this one little picture - how awesome is that! But more awesome for me was the journey it took me on. The remembering that we had Grandma in a hospital bed; foster brother and sisters; a large family; and a very awesome Mother.
I think the focus was supposed to be on me - but thankfully not everything is about me!
Well almost not everything!
Happy Mother's Day to all the special Mom's out there this weekend....