Do you keep a scrapbook? Do you? I did. I used to take photographs all the time, upload them to an online site, and get prints made every month. Then I’d put them in neatly labeled and captioned books, or make online books every 6 months for my kids and their grandparents. All that stopped on the date I was diagnosed, June 16, 2007. I have still been taking pictures, but I have NOT been sending them off, printing them out, or otherwise looking at them at all, beyond the occasional post to my blog to show the progress of my disease or a particularly cute hat. Today, that changed. Today, I realized that I owe this to my children, to stand up and look at the photos of their first and third year, respectively, and to select the photos that they’ll use to remember this time with Mommy and Daddy. It’s what needs to be done.
But it’s so, so hard to look at photos of that bald head.
Crossposted at Mothers With Cancer.