Going on my third straight eve with no sleep… and I hear after three+ days of no sleep, some people experience a psychotic break. Maybe it’s true. Didn’t happen to me during my college days… the psychotic break that is. I have been able to squeeze in a total of 2 1/2 hours of sleep.. due to naps… over the last few days, so maybe that’ll save my sanity.
Been chasing down basically ALL the digital pics of my fam over the last 9 yrs, establishing a time-line of sorts, and designing/laying out a book. Kind of a high end photo album with a combination of photos, narrative, sketches, quotes, etc. So freaking time consuming, but excited about it. Gonna be a b-day gift for my wife. Much work, but will be quite lovely.
I don’t think I’ve printed too many pics of our life together over the last 10 yrs. This includes our girls. I see this as failure, even though Em’s not much on photos for some reason. So… perhaps this book will be just the thing to ignite some nostalgia of the years gone by, opportunities to discuss our lives thus far, and sharing stories/memories with our girls.
It’s refreshing to see so many smiles/happiness in the photos. They seem to eclipse the pain, frustrations and conflict over the years. Hate how our pain tends to pollute the great times though. Hoping this book will help shift our perception of a difficult life together so far, and continue to move us towards joy and thankfulness. Definitely much to be thankful for.