Friday, May 17, 2013

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why

Because I'm nothing if not indecisive, I had to pick two favorite photos.  If that makes me a cheater, then so be it.  So, without further ado and/or cheating, here they are.

Summer 2006
I love this photo because it represents a very formative time in my life that no doubt brought me to the point where I am in my life today.  This is a photo of me with the very first group of students I taught during my Institute training with Teach for America.  At the time this photo was taken, I had no idea that I would become so passionate about teaching, and I surely did not imagine that I would continue teaching beyond my two year commitment.  Also important to note in this photo is my fellow summer co-teacher in the red shirt, Renee.  I met Renee through Teach For America and we were roommates for our two years in Los Angeles.  Again, at the time this photo was taken, I had no idea that she would one day become my sister-in-law.  Yes, I married one of my very best friend and former roommate's brother.  This photo makes me very grateful for God's plan/fate/serendipity/luck or whatever else you want to call it.  Had the people and experiences that this photo captures not have come together, the life that I love today would be so very different.  Crazy to think about. 

Circa 1984
Now for my "cheat" photo.  I love looking at old photos- especially old family photos, so I just couldn't resist not including one of my favorite old photos.  This is a photo of my pretty mom holding me when I was maybe six months old (?).  I have always loved this photo- I just think it is so sweet.  It sits in a small frame on my night stand, and it always makes me smile.  Someday when I have a baby of my own, I will definitely want to recreate a photo similar to this one.  And no, mom, I am not pregnant nor do I plan on being anytime soon. :-) 

Catch up with my "Blog Every Day in May" challenge here:
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5 (Oops! :-/ I did blog on day 5, just not following the prompt...)
Day 6
Day 7


  1. That's so great that she became your sis-in-law! And how fun to be able to look back and not know it at the time.

    Love the photo of you and your mom. I'm a sucker for old baby photos with moms. It's so crazy to me to see them all young and stuff. ;)

    1. haha- "all young and stuff." So true!


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