Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I bought a groupon for a photo session last spring. It is pretty embarrassing, but we haven't had family pictures taken since Brennan was like 4 months old. We have just had a few random good snapshots that have sufficed over the years and then a picture taken at Picture People around Christmas the year that Reese and Scotlyn were born and died. Which I felt totally uncomfortable with at that time because of the whole family picture thing. There is still a sting about getting family pictures done now without Reese and Scotlyn, but I decided I would bring their angel wing frames so that I could feel a little like we were including them. What other choice do I have? And I do feel a little guilty at times for Brennan that we don't have a lot of good pictures together. The groupon was about about to expire so I made the appointment. So we went to meet the photographer at the park at our scheduled time. We pull through the main entrance to a theater near the park and sitting under the covered entrance (the meeting place for the photographer) was a lady sitting next to two car seats, quite obviously twins. So we parked and now I am dreading walking up to meet the photographer. I get closer and he is standing right by them. No escaping, which is my usual plan. I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes. I am already dreading getting pictures taken, knowing the whole morning should have been spent getting our two little girls ready for family pictures and their two year pictures. I just quickly introduced myself to the photographer and his wife and proceeded across the street hoping everyone would follow. It ended up being a fine session and we got a few pictures with the frames I made with their footprints in them. I know Reese and Scotlyn wouldn't be in infant car seats now, but I still think of them in two stages, as babies because that is how I remember them and how they were when they left us and the age they should be now. And just seeing twins at any age tugs on my heartstrings. I feel like every time we turn a show on or I pick up a book to read it is about twins. AND I couldn't make this up if I tried, as soon as I typed that last sentence Brennan brought me a book to read. It is a book we got at the library recently and what do you know, it was a story with twins in it. Seriously.
Anyway, hopefully I will have the pictures to post soon.
Posted by Kim at 8:37 AM