It doesn't matter whether or not you've ever met Kaylin Schimpf before. If you're a male — especially a dad — this mom has an important message for you.
"Dear men . . . take the photo," she wrote in a September 2016 Facebook post that is going viral. "It doesn't matter what she looks like, or if she tells you no, take the photo. You may not think about it often, or at all honestly. But how many photos does she capture of you, of your family, and of your life you've built? But when she is gone, those photos won't show your children the women who was behind the camera."
Kaylin explained that moms don't want to look back at a lifetime of selfies one day, so it's important that partners do for them exactly what these women are already doing for their families: snapping a few moments in time whenever possible. "Take the photo. Messy hair, no makeup, or a dirty old t-shirt won't matter to your children when she is gone someday," she wrote. "What will matter is that you loved what you saw enough to take a photo, to document it, to preserve that moment in time of the woman you love."
All of the moms who are working so hard to make memories for their families deserve to be remembered and appreciated too. "Be proud. Take photos of her. Before kids and after. Just take the photo," she wrote.