My Mom.... bless her heart..... has given me her camera to use in the meantime. I feel like such a traitor even having it in my house. I can't even bring myself to hold it in my hands. My loss is still too fresh.
I have had my darling Olympus in my life for over two years now. Two, long, glorious years. It has seen me through some great times. Some family triumphs and some low times too. It has helped document my Father-in-law and my Dad's cancer battles, my children's milestones and my hubby's amazing work. It has been to the beach, Canada's Wonderland, Pumpkinfest, concerts, modeling contests, riding shows and to meet all my friends. I know my camera will miss our fun times this summer at Camp Labamke and seeing all the children's smiling faces.
I still have it sitting on my desk. A testament to my love and admiration for all it has done for me.
I guess I feel some guilt for it's demise and that is why I can't part with it just yet. I was at the girls birthday party at McCulley's Farm and I bent down to tie up my shoelace and it came flying out of my case and crashed on the cement floor. Oh the agony.... oh the pain it must have gone through.
I tried to take a photo after the tragic accident and although it took the photo, the photo was in a 3D look. I took it to be looked at but, the look in the technician's eyes told me all was lost.
At least I will always treasure the last two photos I took. They may look off to most but they mean the world to me.
I will share my last two photos with you. The first one was of Paige and the second one was of a chair and pumpkin. Alas, unless I am in need of a special effect photo, my Olympus will be sitting on my shelf. A constant reminder of all I have lost due to my careless and reckless behavior that fateful day.
I hope everyone will take the time today to hug your camera and tell it how much it means to you. You never know when it may be gone from your life.
In Loving Memory of my Olympus SP-510UZ:
I will be back tomorrow with another challenge for you to girls. I just a little more time today. Thank you for your understanding.