You may probably think that, as an experienced video producer family, we should have tons of beautifully crafted videos of moments with our families, celebrations, birthdays and other moments to treasure. That we probably spend our ‘lazy weekends’ watching our story and sharing with Nicolas his birth story, his first birthday and more. But the sad truth is we don’t.
When we found out that we were expecting, my handsome videographer husband started filming me and my belly button. Every month he interviewed me, recording every little change my body experienced during nine months. It was October 9, 2014, and the time to turn the camera off came when I asked my husband to please be fully present in that magical moment, focusing his attention into this miracle created by the both of us.
I wish I could put into words what I felt the moment that tiny human being was placed on my chest. I wish I could hear his tender little voice crying for the first time. His belly moving by the take of his first breath. Seeing his eyes opening to the sound of my voice and his dad’s voice, welcoming him into the world not even a minute after he came out of my womb.
I wish we had a film to be played on his birthdays. I wish he had an awesome way to share his own birth story with the family he will create in the future, remembering when and how he came to this world.
Our wish is for every mom to be able to go with ease into motherhood, knowing that her memories, the memories that she creates for her family, will be captured and saved.
Our wish is for every child to know where he comes from, his family legacy and the memories that makes him who he is.