Last month I joined in for the first time with the Me and Mine project, where you share a family portrait at the end of each month. We had some beautiful photographs taken by our friend and photographer Colin McPherson, and I felt I wanted to share them on my blog.
This month, our photograph is very different! It was taken in the back garden with my camera set up on the timer, and we only managed to get three shots as Sam and Florence were not very impressed by the whole thing and Roger wasn’t very comfortable on the bench. I wondered whether I should use these photos as you can see how Rog has lost weight from last month, and it makes me sad to see him looking less well.
I have stopped taking photos of us together as he hasn’t been feeling good and I didn’t think it was fair. But I don’t want to look back at these times and wish we had more images to look at, to remind us all of the special weeks we spent at home this summer. Over the weekend, my husband was at home from the hospice and I thought it would be a good chance to take a few photos while we were feeling more relaxed. I know how hard it is to get a family photo in the best circumstances so I’m not surprised at all that Florrie isn’t even looking at the camera in one of these!
This is us though, for better or for worse.