We recently had the chance to celebrate Mom & Dad's 50th anniversary with a fancy party at their home in Georgia. To honor the event, I spent weeks going through boxes of old family photos that I was using as content for a book about their life together. I passed away hours looking at familiar images with familiar stories attached to them in my memory. The big surprise was coming across a small collection of snapshots that I had never seen before. Pictures of my parents when they had a life of their own, before my Kelly, Scott, and I were born. Tim
The pictures highlighted a part of their rich lives that I had never imagined. They were young and vibrant. I saw pictures of them with friends laughing and having fun. Pictures of them as a couple just beginning the grand adventure that would be their marriage. Like all marriages, they struggled and succeeded in turn, laughed and cried together as they fought to make the most of what life threw at them. The images that I stared at were powerful in their black and white elegance and let me understand in some small way, just how innocent and optimistic their beginning was. A million words indeed.