Do you love to look at pictures of your parents when they were younger?
Or your grandparents?
My grandpa was so handsome.
My grandma glamorous.
The grandpas in uniform.
The grandmas next to curvy old cars, wearing hats and gloves.
Pictures of my Dad with long hair.
My Mom with her beautiful auburn bob.
I love them all.
We don't have many pictures anymore of us.
It's kids, kids, kids all the time.
I like to think that someday they will want to look at someone besides themselves.
That they will look at old pictures of us and say, "wow, look at how handsome Dad was."
And, "Mom's smile looks good with no braces."
"Dad still had hair."
"They were fun."
I like to think that our grand kids will look at pictures of us and want to hear the stories of who we were. Of where they came from.
And that someday, when we're old and wrinkly, we'll look at these and smile at each other and say,
"Dang we looked good."
So we took these pictures for them.
Take some pictures of yourself--for your kids and for you.
Even if you hate to be in front of the camera as much as I do.
You'll be glad you did.