Things That Money Can’t Buy And That Can’t Be Replaced
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There are some things in life that cannot be replaced. For me, the first one that comes to mind are photographs. Pictures serve as my reminder of memories and snapshots of moments in life that I can never go back to. Those moments that I want to be able to share with my kids; and that they may be able to show their own children one day are captured in pictures. These are the reasons I decided to ensure I don’t lose these memories and moments.
Special Moments and Memories
I have pictures of my wedding day, capturing the ceremony, reception, but also pictures of my maternal grandparents and paternal grandmother with me. Everyone was dressed up, and it was a wedding so they couldn’t really decline to have a picture done even though normally they tried to avoid it.
One of the pictures that I hold dearest is my grandfather holding my daughter a few weeks after she was born. He passed away a few months before she turned one. When I look at the picture, I can remember our conversation and the emotion I felt. He held her and talked to her. Holding her little hand, he says “Your mommy should let me keep you. If I had you, I’d have everything!” He thought she was something and I only wish she could have gotten to know him more.
I have a picture of my daughter, in her Rapunzel dress looking into the bassinet at her brand new baby brother. This moment captures exactly who she was at the time as well as her curiosity and love for this new person in her life.
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
These moments, these memories, and the emotions that come to surface when I look at these pictures are something I hope to never lose. When I’m having a difficult time in life or when I feel alone, I can go back to these and am reminded of where I come from and the fantastic moments in life that I’ve experienced. In the digital age we live in, there are even more of these moments that we have photos of. Little moments that turned into big ones later on, funny ones that make us smile, and ones that make us proud.
I save all of my photos on an external hard drive and have printed out quite a few of them as well. There’s always the possibility though that one day I could plug in the hard drive and it could not work or the physical pictures I’ve printed could get damaged. That’s why I decided to sign up with SmugMug.
SmugMug offers the ability to store your photos safely on the most secure cloud storage out there. You can view and download your photos at full resolution at any time. Another great feature is that you can share your photos with everyone or grant a pass to only certain people to view albums. They even offer integrations with Facebook, Twitter and more. You also have the ability to create photo gifts with your pictures such as photobooks, magnets, postcards and more!
SmugMug has plans starting as low as $3.99 a month for Unlimited Storage. Not a bad deal especially considering they guarantee all of your pictures are secured and safe. You can even get a 14 day No Credit Card Required trial! This allows you to totally check out the service and see how great the features are for yourself.
The peace of mind I have knowing my photo memories are safe and that even if my backup hard drive fails or something happens to my house, means more than I can put into words. When we were evacuating due to Hurricane Irma it was a big worry that I wouldn’t have all of my pictures or I would miss an important one. Thankfully, everything was intact when we returned- but I know that I want to avoid those concerns in the future.
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Do you have a photo (or photos) that hold special memories for you?