When I gather them together in one neat stack, I probably have 30 or so pictures of my father.
And when I comb my mind for memories of him, I have zero.
My father has been gone for as long as I can remember.
I was just two years old when he died…such a cruel age to lose a parent.
I would give anything for just one memory…just one wisp of a shared moment.
This stack of photos is all that I have of him.
I don’t know what the skin on his face felt like, but in the photos, it looks so soft.
I don’t know what his hair felt like, but the photos show that it was wavy and smooth.
I never had the chance to hear from him the stories of his youth, but the photos shed some light onto the young man that he was.
I’ve always worried about something happening to my collection of photos…always worried that if they were gone, I would have nothing left of my dad.
So, I’m sending my precious pile of photos to LiveOn Rewind, where they will be professionally preserved.
LiveOn will send me a preservation kit that will include a box custom-designed to fit my photos, a prepaid mailing envelope, a waterproof plastic bag, and secure packaging. Once I’ve mailed it off to them, they will convert my photos and return them to me within 3-4 weeks. The best part is that I’ll be able to see photos in the meantime, as they’ll share them with me as they process them.
Although my father lives in my heart, my photos are my only real connection to him and I’ll feel so much better once I know they’re safe.
Do you have any old pictures that you’d love to keep safe? Here’s a LiveOn discount code for you to use: HOLIDAYREWIND
Thank you to LiveOn for sponsoring this blog post. Please LiveOn to learn more about sharing and preserving your most important memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my own.