Dear Dads, Take the Picture

Technology is absolutely amazing. The fact that kids who are born today have endless photos of themselves, their activities, their accomplishments and even just the random funny moments that you would otherwise forget had happened—it all is just amazing to me. Most of my friends’ kids even have their own hashtag—like, what?!

We all have a cell phone in our hand at any given minute, and scrapbooks like my mom used to spend hours on are now obsolete because you have more memories in your handheld device than you could ever put in a perfectly decorated photo-book.

Our ability to snap a photo is literally easier than snapping your fingers.

It’s fun to look back and see pictures of kiddos growing up, and playing with dad. But through all of those years of kids always changing and growing, mom is always changing and growing too.

Mommy-blogger Cyndy Gatgewood realized she wants those moments to be documented as well. The mother of three is calling on all dads this week to be better about taking the photo—even when mom feels like she shouldn’t be in front of the lens.

She wrote a letter on Facebook:

“Dear Dads, I know you’re holding your phone right now. You probably always have your phone in your hand or at least in your pocket–we all do. Do her a favor and take more pictures. No, not screenshots of a funny meme you just saw on Twitter. I’m talking about pictures of her. The mother of your children. The love of your life. The one who works so hard with you to hold it all together for your precious family. Take more pictures of her.”

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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