When we print out posters for our customers to emboss their memories upon, we do so knowing that these images are going to be with them for a long time, perhaps even generations. This isn’t an implication that escapes us easily. No matter the stories we get to hear, it’s something that always amazes us, knowing all of these happenings are going on all around us every moment of the day that we aren’t aware of. When we have a customer walk through the door with their favorite memorable picture ready to be made into an everlasting memento, we have the pleasure and privilege to be a part of that.
I told you in the last blog about the young girl facing disability to got to have her Disney dream come true with an eternal capture of Prince Charming himself planting a kiss on her cheek, and some of the feedback from that post has been incredible. We have since been able to see more of these memories walk through our doors as it seems to have opened a flood of other local area families who face the same situation. I don’t know what it is about parents of children with disabilities, but they seem to have the most investment into every little memory that they manage to capture.
Now, don’t let me come across the wrong way and have people thinking that I’m saying that parents of children without issues don’t have the same level of pride in their children, but I find that it’s parents of a child with a disability who love to see their young ones experience the same things as all the other kids. There may be an expectation that they’re not going to be able to face the same memories as the other children, and therefore each precious memory is one that manages to get elevated to even greater heights because of it.
We have actually heard back from that family that I spoke of, and after assuring me that they didn’t mind having their story shared, even went so far as to thank us for doing so, as it managed to get out even more positivity into the world in the shape of their tale. It’s been an absolute blessing to work with these people, and to have all the kind words of encouragement come in from all over the country from families that have also been touched by this tale. We have been encouraged by the family in the previous post that they will keep us updated on the events that transpire from this point forward and it’s something we look forward to.
We encourage everyone, all parents and all families to make the most out of the time you have with any of your loved ones. No matter if fully capable, facing a disability or otherwise, no matter who these people are that are close to you, spend the time with them, get them to know your smile, and make sure that no matter where you take them, that you bring them home again safely.