I had to laugh when I saw this prompt from Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week: The last thing you lost.
Because I spent all of Wednesday looking for my camera.
I knew I had seen it on the kitchen counter the day before. I also knew that if I had moved it, it would be in the T.V. room — waiting for me to upload pictures of my son’s birthday party.
After searching the living room, kitchen, T.V. room, and my bedroom, I told the kids whoever found it would earn a treat. They were just as clueless to the camera’s whereabouts as I was.
As the day dragged on, I thought about all the memories currently stored on the camera’s memory card. There are trips to the pond, Easter egg hunts, museum adventures, and even a short video clip of my son’s first Christmas stored on that card.
Each and every one of them is a moment that I treasure, a reason to be thankful.
What would I do if those moments were lost forever?
Yes, I know the camera was just misplaced, but thoughts of those in Oklahoma, who have lost so much weren’t far from my mind.
When my husband came home, I searched the house again. He asked where I might have sat it, and I searched the T.V. room a little harder.
I found it behind the couch.
No, I didn’t put it there. I have a feeling a certain 4 year-old decided it was in his way on the couch and tossed it back there.
I’m thankful I found it when I did.
And that is the last thing I lost. (I’m sure, with a little help, something else will be missing tomorrow!)
I’d love to hear about the last thing you lost.
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