I'm sorry (kind of) for the blast of family photos that is about to happen.
In addition to my maternal grandpa being sick, My father's mother is likely not going to make it through the end of the week and I've been going through old photos to take with me when I fly home.
I've gotten lucky in a lot of respects.
But one place that will always hold the greatest amount of joy is flipping through old family photos. Both of my grandfathers hold a strong interest in taking photos. This means that a lot of my life has been captured on film, which is something I don't regret.
Our family has some really hard but precious times captured to memory through photos. It's much easier to celebrate the joys in life when you have strong memories and evidence of them.
So behold, some of my favorite photos. Likely, you'll see more than just these in the coming week but I thought that I'd share a few now.