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When I was little, I used to love collecting the eggs with my Pop. He was my hero. He would protect me from the naughty rooster, so I could quickly duck in and collect all the eggs before the Rooster would see what I was up to. Then once the eggs lay gently in the folds of my shirt, I would run back to pop where he would be patiently waiting so we could walk out hand in hand. Muddy boots and all, spending time with my pop was amazing.
Another memory from my past was I used to love playing the piano for my Grandpa. He would sit and listen to me play for hours on end. He would tap his foot and whistle to the tune that I was fumbling to play and he would hum and sing along where he could. Never once did he correct or criticise when I would play the wrong note, he just loved listening to me play, I loved playing for him, and the world at that time was magical!
These small, but precious memories that I have of my grandfathers are now just that. I no longer have the opportunity to sit and play the piano for my Grandpa, or trudge through mud to collect the eggs with my pop. Gone are the days where I can enjoy their company for just a little bit longer before mum and dad came to pick us up for home.
There isn’t anything I wouldn’t give to have these memories back again, and to be given the opportunity to share more time with them. I feel as though life really does go by too quickly, and you never realise the importance of a single moment until it is gone.
I am quite lucky that my family photographed moments in our life. Now, whenever I feel my grandfathers slipping away, I pull out our old, well loved family albums, and flick through the pages to see my Grandpa and Pop once again. The little collection we do have, I treasure more then any riches and gold! But I would give anything to see pop protecting me from the rooster, and grandpa whistling in his chair once again.
Now is the time to capture all those beautiful moments that make you the person you are before the time passes and it becomes too late. You may not see the value at the time, but looking back in years to come those tiny little moments in a lifetime, become worth an invaluable amount and the photographs that you take now mightn’t even be just for you. Your children might cherish them more then you do now!
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