Movie World

When I was in grade two, my mother took me to Movie World for my birthday.

Well, I’ve been waiting for a chance to take my daughter.

But really, we went there for me.

Thinking about it now, as I write this, I was so glad Yen and my baby girl wanted to go.

I wanted to share a little bit of my history with them. I wanted to tell them the stories of when my mum took me. I wanted this for them, but more so for me.

As I walked through the massive entrance, I realised how little I remember. I can’t remember much, but, I’m glad those memories I do have, I’ll never forget.

I was surprised how little it has changed. I remember all the little things that mum did for me. I remember the rides she didn’t want to go on, but still went with me. The food and the sounds of children. The excitement and the joy.

I wish I had one photo to hold.

Sharing those old memories with my family meant so much to me.

I’ve decided I need to bring my cameras out for family more. Really, I only use my cameras for work. I take photos of important and cherished moments for other people. I love doing this, but I also love my family. I had to ask myself, “Why am I so reluctant to record memories that are important to me?”.

This time, I brought my camera and took some photos. It will be happening more often.

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  • Yen Grainger said:

    I don't tear up that easily but reading this made me do just that. We don't have many family photos or photos that tell a story. Now we have these, and there will be more of us and our beautiful baby girl. I'll cherish them forever.

  • Robert Thomas said:

    lovely to see some family photo's :)

  • Cristal Louise Bettany said:

    very nice, warm. lots of heart

  • Adam said:

    Love this! sometimes it great to put the camera down and enjoy your family and on the other hand it's important to capture those precious moments.

  • Phung said:

    How sweet...it's important to record and cherish every moment you can with your loved ones. You do this so well for other people Richie. Don't forget your own :)

  • Marina Collier said:

    what a lovely moment for you both. Your little girl lights up the room for everyone, im glad you got to enjoy her first time out at a theme park and im sure there will be more to come (including seaworld!!!!!) Glad the E.T finger for a photo as well.


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