Well, did he make you cry, make you break down,
Shatter your illusions of love
And is it over now, do you know how
Pick up the pieces and go home
– Fleetwood Mac
A childhood friend of mine went through a divorce last year. I’m watching her rebuild her life dealing with the pain as it presents itself.
I was visiting with her not that long ago and she reminded me that I was the photographer at her wedding. She jokingly asked me if I wanted the pictures back.
She then got real with me and told me that she had trouble looking at her past family photos. They were triggers and reminders of what was broken, lousy and lost.
I guess that conversation got her thinking. Last week she contacted me again. She asked if we could set a date to go out on a photo shoot with her and her daughters to fill up the now empty frames with the pictures of her family of three.
This one is my favorite. It shows a strong mom close together with her delightful daughters – three really beautiful women who are moving past the pain and living in the joy still to be found in their family along their journey.
How can you replace your past images of pain with new moments of joy?