You guys, I was watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast with my family a few nights ago and I had a profound moment. It was one of those moments that just hit you. You know, like take your breath away, and make you realize that life's moments are fleeting. Slipping through our fingers like sand on the beach.
I was sitting on the couch snuggled up with my two favorite guys when this moment really hit me. I have to share with you what it was that hit me like a ton of bricks. There is a scene where Belle's father, Maurice, is working on building a music box and he sings a song called "How Does a Moment Last Forever?" I mean when he started singing and the flashbacks started happening I seriously almost started crying right there in my jammies.
While Maurice sings and asks us,"How does a moment last forever," images of him painting the figures inside the music box flash by and then a close up of a painting of his wife holding an infant, Belle. Then images of Belle surrounded by sketched of her face as a child. This is when I had my moment. You have to see for yourself, I know you will have a moment too...
Am I right, guys? Did you start thinking about how fleeting our moments are? Time is just passing us by. But as Maurice is singing and wondering about how we can make a story never die, guess what I noticed? All around him are portraits. Paintings, figures, sketches...that's how he has made his moments last forever. As I was weeping on the couch in my jammies thinking about how life is flying by, I also thought about one of the things that makes me love my job the most. I love that I get to make your moments last forever and keep your story moving on and on.
Even though I can't actually stop time. I can make these moments last forever. I know that gave me some comfort. It made me grateful that I have photos on all of the walls in my home. Seriously, I even have photos in my bathroom! I am not kidding, stop by sometime and I will show you.
I love that I get to be a part of your life's greatest moments and that I help you keep these fleeting milestones forever. I love that the moments that I capture can live on your walls and in your albums for your children's children to see.
So if you are like me and you are devastated at the warp speed that life is flying by and you are desperate to make these moments last forever, give me a call. Let's update those family photos, let's get some new photos of the kiddos, let's grab grandma and grandpa and make them join in on the fun too! There is never a better time than right now!