These images are actually 2 years old. The young girl is the daughter of a breast cancer survivor that I photographed a couple of years ago for Beyond Boobs. I found the images again after looking through some hard drives in search of an image of a different woman who passed away early this year due to her breast cancer relapsing….. Sadly, I didn’t have any of the images we thought were taken of the woman who passed away.
It got me thinking though, how short life can be and how unexpected events can happen in the blink of an eye. And how important it is take pictures and leave a lasting legacy. Just take a look at this beautiful collection of images taken by Deb Schwedhelm in Florida of this mother with breast cancer and her family…. is there a perfect time?
Personally, right now, I’m setting into place my own Life Insurance, Trust, Living Will and a Will….. things I never gave too much thought to or cared to invest much in before having Maya. Gotforbid any of it has to be used, I want to know that she is well cared for.
I had an emotional moment yesterday in thinking about the above and that I may not be here somehow and missing any moment in Maya’s life. I do hope that she buries me when I’m old and gray. That I get to watch her take her first steps, write her name, teach her to drive a car, fail and succeed in things she tries, explore her interests, graduate college, land her first job or start a career and become a mother herself. It is always best to be prepared and never have to use any of the above documents.
Not really sure how all these thoughts and images are connected but that was my train of thought this morning……