I started this blog because I wanted to capture stories. I wrote this on my About me page:
After walking a season through the tangles of Alzheimer’s with my mom, I decided that I needed to chase down my own stories. This blog is a place to gather those stories.
When mom died, almost 5 years ago, I grieved the stories I didn’t get a chance to ask her to tell and promised myself to do a better job gathering some of dad’s stories. In December, dad was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His cognitive decline has been slow but it has taken a rough turn and story capturing is once again out of reach.
So, I am thinking a lot about stories as we turn the calendar pages. Over the weekend, I began to consider the stories behind the overwhelming number of pictures on my phone. I played with my pocket printer and dug out some blank journals. I asked for advice on Instagram. And then I jumped in and made a start. I printed 10 pictures, stuck them on pages, and began to write. I made an album on my phone and began moving pictures that tell a story to that album. And now I am hoping to let Monday’s be a time for sharing some of those stories.
I encourage you to take a,peek at your photo files and consider joining me as I return to chasing stories.