Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday

This is me at 6 weeks old, and it's the first picture ever taken of me. A little background here: I was born in Austin, TX and put up for adoption. Back in the 1960's it was quite different than it is now. I was placed in a foster home and kept there, basically observation, for 5-6 weeks, to make sure that I was an 'ok' baby to place. Healthy and all that. Then they called my parents and told them they had a baby for them. But, to make it even better and so stereotypical of the times, they called on a Saturday morning. My mom took the call and my dad was out on the golf course! Perfect! They were living in Port Arthur, TX at the time, and drove up to Austin to get me, then turned right around and came home. My grandmother was there, waiting, and apparently took me away from my mother almost immediately and started rocking me in a rocking chair...which she did for all of her "babies". Someone, I'm guessing my mom, snapped this picture...the first picture we have of me.

And THAT, my friends, is the story of where I came from!

7 comments:

vicci said...

You are so precious!!!! I love it! What have you been doing??? (besides kids etc.??) Are you working on another art project?

Kimberly G said...

That is such a beautiful story! :)))) Lori, I tracked you from Kelly's blog, and was so excited when I saw your post and your feeling my intimidation of the whole ATC swapp. Your the best! Thank you for the encouragement and boost...and just not feeling so alone. I too am afraid that people will be disappointed in the cards I made as well. Ahhhhh...but it's done. :)))
Loves and hugs and blessings to you!
K

mama_tulip said...

Awww, so cute!!

Shari said...

I just love you Lori!!! I think you are so special and I enjoy keeping up to date with you on your blog. I haven't been commenting much lately, but I am trying to make a little bit of time to read and comment today.I read your other blog too.
hugs, shari xx

Tree said...

What an amazing story! Thanks for sharing it. What a freaking adorable baby you were, too!

Hayley said...

awwwwww...lauri...that's such a touching story! thanx for sharing!! i miss blogging. haven't been able to keep up as much as i'd like to. but i still think of you and everyone often and still love you! hugs to the little ones...

love,

hayley

justannax said...

You are just so precious!! I am so touched by your story, it made me well up. We have 5 children ourselves, and hope to adopt in the near future!