Every parent has loads of pictures of their children from their first days, to their first steps, to their first day at school and more. However, most of these images are of just the children. Very few have one or even both parents.
We are capturing moments for us to remember, as parents, but not leaving enough pictures for our children to remember us.
Kaylin Maree Schimpf, an inspirational speaker from Glen Rose, Texas, has asked that mothers be included in more pictures because those are the ones the children will cherish more.
"Dear men, take the photo," she begins. "It doesn't matter what she looks like, or if she tells you no, take the photo. You may not think about it often, or at all honestly. But how many photos does she capture of you, of your family and of your life you've built. But when she is gone, those photos won't show your children the women who was behind the camera".
Schimpt told The Huffington Post that after her father’s death a year ago, she realised she only had a few photos of him because he was always behind the camera.
“Photos are all we have eventually.” “Memories are great, but I look back and I have nothing of my dad.”
The post has struck a chord with parents and has been shared over 30k in a couple of weeks.
Do you agree?