capturing forever

Before I had the strokes I was always critical my pictures.

This one showed my double chins.

That one made my smile look weird.

Hair askew.

Zits wonky.

Roll you could see.

Then I had my strokes.

My pictures are never about my skin, food in my teeth, little imperfections.

I capture moments.

I remember love.

I come close to the feeling of hugs.

I put laughter on film.

That’s what I’ll remember long after the rest.

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12 Responses to capturing forever

  1. Kristin February 6, 2011 at 11:05 PM #


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  2. karen February 2, 2011 at 8:24 PM #

    Anissa, you are an inspiration!…and… a reminder to me to shut the h*ll up about the stupid little things… like not liking the way I look in pictures. You captured what it should really be all about perfectly. Thank you.

    There is a family I read about on another blog that could sure use your inspiration. I wonder if you’ve heard about them already… I’ll attach a link here. They are just at the beginning of their journey, very similar story to yours…
    THis is the husband’s twitter that gives more updates.

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  3. Catch the Kids February 1, 2011 at 5:52 AM #

    What a lovely bunch of moments. They have all the necessary ingredients – laughter, hugs, friendship and a minibar. Beautiful.

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  4. DogsDontPurr February 1, 2011 at 2:32 AM #

    Good Lord….you are such an inspiration! I am partially crippled, and every day can seem like I’m trying to move boulders uphill in the rain. When I read all the stuff you are getting out and doing, I realize I have nothing to whine about.

    Can I just have one tenth of a half percent of you energy?

    You rock!!!

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  5. mommabird2345 February 1, 2011 at 12:33 AM #

    I love the pictures!! Looks like you had an amazing time. :)

  6. Brigid January 31, 2011 at 9:52 PM #

    I think all of those photos are pretty fantastic.. I’m working on the whole self-image thing this year too. Double chins be damned.

  7. ThePittsofBeingPeachy January 31, 2011 at 8:14 PM #

    NIce. you know your still hot as hell in each of those. and alas I am jealous as I sit here in the sticks contemplating ramen or beefaroni.

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  8. Shannan January 31, 2011 at 6:34 PM #

    You are beautiful. And that “I” word that only Chris is allowed to say.

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  9. Suebob January 31, 2011 at 6:02 PM #

    I think it is funny how I always look at photos with me in them and think how awful I look, while everyone else looks beautiful to me. I’m working on that this year – the end of self-hatred.

    Suebob´s last post…I’m about to make you feel better about yourself

    • Peter Mayhew February 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM #

      I think that’s natural. I do the same thing. Can’t stand to have my picture taken.

      Peter Mayhew´s last post…Milestones

  10. rachel January 31, 2011 at 6:01 PM #


    Love you

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