"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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!
Practically sane, very sarcastic, stay-at-home mother of three kids. All stories are true; names have not been changed...to protect the innocent. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in April of 2010 and I am learning how to eat without being sick. My husband was transferred to a small town in OK in June of 2010...everything was going fine until school started and some things happened that made me decide to take my children out of public school and start homeschooling them, something I never thought I would be doing. Any questions? Please feel free to ask! Any advice? Let me know! I love and appreciate all of your comments-thanks so much for reading!