Life in pictures…

After the loss of a family member, we have many collages, displayed photos, and video slides of our deceased loved one that shows how many lives were touched and how this person lived and loved to be displayed at the funeral or memorial service. It is a great reminder of our life!

I have been looking through pictures…again!! As I spent some time snapping photos of my grandchildren this weekend with my phone, I remind myself that I really need to print those photos so I don’t have to go back through Facebook to look at them. I need to print them and put them in an album I don’t need to rely on technology or electricity to look at. I only need my eyes and fingers (or something to flip pages with). I urge others to do this as well, for many reasons. This is you. This is us. This is life. Show you lived and loved!!

Life in pictures…

We all have loss in our lives

It’s the only guarantee we face

But looking back, and holding on

We have only pictures to take your place.

Life should never be taken for granted

Live each day as if it were your last

Because a time will come for us all

When the life we have had passed.

Make it evident you LIVED A LOT

For those left behind, life is much richer

We would rather have the person here

But have to settle for life in pictures.

With every smile and goofy grin

The mud, the grease, the friends,

It is your life in pictures

That will allow your life to never end…

Christina Herold Trueblood




Author: Christina Herold Trueblood

My name is Christina Trueblood. I am married and live in Central Illinois and am the mother of two, a daughter and son. Unfortunately, I lost my son in August 2017 in a single vehicle truck accident a couple of miles from our home. He was 24. I have documented some of my story on Facebook over this first year and have been encouraged to start a blog. I hope to help other families who have gone through loss and struggle to make any sense of it. My faith has kept me going and I believe one day, we will meet those loved ones we have lost again and it will be as if no time has passed. Until then, I want to honor their lives and know they left a mark on my life! Please follow me and share your stories.

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