I remember when every roll of film would be developed, and we would be so excited to see what the results would be! Buying photo albums, ordering doubles, and my Mom loved putting the latest treasured photo on her refrigerator with a magnet. Those days are gone with digital photography and devices.
Since Mom has lived with me the last couple of years, and we have been challenged with the unknowns that this disease serves up -- one thing for sure, reminiscing of days gone by are always guaranteeing a smile! Pulling out old family photo albums are one of her favorite things to do -- so I have them stacked, and marked, and just recycling them over time for her to see. I love to watch her expressions as she turns each page.
Recently, I decided to create a "photo album" on her bedroom walls -- she spends so much time in her recliner, a collage of images seemed like a great idea. Enlarging some of her favorite photos and have them just a glance away! This collage kit offers the opportunity to order fresh images, and circulate some change over time ---- My mother is so happy! I walk into her room throughout the day, and I see her just smiling and staring at her collage. (lower right pic is Mom holding one of the pieces of the collage of my youngest brother - one of her favorites that she selected for this project)
Seeking out the joy every day ...
I hope you are hanging in there! Sending virtual hugs and high fives to all of you warriors.
Warm hugs and smiles,