I’ve struggling today, well actually this week with Facebook memories, I didn’t know how to acknowledge it; but I’m finding writing my blog quite lethargic so decided this was as good a place as any.
Facebook memories are great for reminding you of the past, but sometimes they aren’t great memories, or they are but you don’t feel able to share them. This is my dilemma.
I miss my Mum dearly, of course. I get regular Facebook memories, and many recently have featured me and my Mum… The problem – well I was in a marriage and so all of my photos include my ex-wife. I really want to share and re-visit those memories, to comment on them about how they make me feel about my Mum – but I am only too aware that this would be awkward for both my lovely girlfriend, Victoria and also probably a pain for my ex-wife who I am trying to give as much space as possible too so she can move on as I have.
So what can I do? I don’t have the time, energy or the inclination to edit the last 8 years of my Facebook. That is my past, it happened. So I need to find another way to acknowledge and remember my Mum. I only wish I had more photos of just the two of us but you can’t change the past and all I can do is ensure I don’t make the same mistake again in the future. Group photos are great, but individual ones are equally as important – and as much as living in the moment is important, a photo is a great addition and something you can keep forever.