My husband and I planned a near-perfect party to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday. To save money, I decided to rent a fancy camera rather than hire a photographer for the party. The next morning when my computer failed to read the photos, I stopped. My husband, offering to help, forced the card into the reader. When he handed it back to me, it was bent.
The photos of the party the day before–all gone. In my best effort to capture my daughter’s first party for the future, I forgot to live in the present. I was there experiencing the party with my daughter, but I was also removed because I was taking photos the entire time.
The lesson I learned is that I should live in the present. And if I really want to capture these special events with a camera, I need to hire somebody to do it.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Elizabeth McBride. Today we remember Matthias, apostle.
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