Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A picture only a mom could love...

I just had to share this with all of you...

In case you didn't already know... we homeschool. My oldest son will graduate this year. Our church always has a graduation celebration for the graduates. They asked me to bring in some pictures of Jason through the years so that they could create a video to show that Sunday morning. When I started looking for current pictures, I realized that there were NONE. SO... I had to send Jason to get his picture made yesterday. We have a great place in our area called Portrait Innovations and they take the pictures, you choose the ones that you want, and they print them in a matter of minutes. A done deal. One stop shopping. My kind of store.

Anyway... I wasn't able to go with him because I had to stay over at work for a renewal CPR class... so I sent my mother. Remember her.... she is the one with the dog that gets eggs and sausage from breakfast. Well... not only did she spend more than my desired $9.95 package... well just look at pictures yourself... He TOOK THE PICTURES WITH HIS HAT ON. Not only that... pay attention to the hat... there are two different hats. He went with the sole desire to not only wear his hat... but to change his hat.

My first response was horror. I couldn't believe that he would do that. But quickly God reminded me of who my son really is. MY BOY... He wears his hat all the time. He would die if you knew I told this... but he wears it in the bed at night while he watches TV. Sometimes he even falls asleep with it on. So... why does it really matter?? It doesn't. These pictures look just like him. No one will ever be able to look at these and say... that really doesn't portray who he is. Only a mother that loves her son dearly would love these pictures. Actually, now that I think of it... I am glad that he did it. He stayed true to himself. Something that I really try to do. Being Real.

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elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm laughing hard...not at your son, but because I can understand your angst in the matter. I remember sending Nick to 1st grade picture day and somewhere between the house and the snap of the picture, he found a "skull and crossbones" sticker that he applied to his selected "picture shirt." Needless to say, I wasn't thrilled, but I bought them anyway.

My "soon to be senior" wanted to shave his head recently, but I reminded him of Senior pictures in the summer and his hair probably wouldn't grow back by then. My college age son laughed through his beard and shaggy new "doo"...

He told his brother to "suck it up and deal" was coming soon!

Love this post!


Melanie said...

I've got more than one photo of my son that would not be considered "picture perfect" but that reflects very well who he is and was at that particular time.

I think the pics are great. Thanks for sharing them.

Melanie said...

I've got more than one photo of my son that would not be considered "picture perfect" but that reflects very well who he is and was at that particular time.

I think the pics are great. Thanks for sharing them.

Amanda said...

I'm all smiles at this as I ponder my four year olds quirky personality! And don't you just love that that's how God love us? Too cool. :)

My cup runneth over... said...

There's a lot of truth about being real in this laugh-out-loud post. He's a handsome young man...thanks for sharing the pics. = )

Melanie said...

Hey Lynn,

What's BSF?


Melanie said...

Ok, I was just on their website. I had never heard of them before. What's funny is that I lived in San Antonio where they're headquartered for 2 years. Anyway, our study was just at a local church that offers several different study tracks to choose from each year and at the end we all come together to share testimonies. Love it.

jcdisciple said...

I love it!! You are a hoot! Why don't you post some of the pics you are going to give the church. It would be fun to see those goo goo pics of your baby!! They never get too old to show off those sweet baby pics.

HIS Daughter said...

Dear Lynn,
You are the sweetest person! Thank you for your kind post on my blog.

I wanted to write you an e-mail but I don't have your e-mail address!

I had written Valerie and a few others that I "blog" or "post" to so they would know what's going on with my life and the blog.

If you want, I would send you an e-mail as well so you could be in prayers for me.
I will be praying for you as well,
Dear Lady.

Your son is like my husband! If he is not at the office...he is in a hat and has to be reminded to take it off in all before bed..:-).

He has always played sports and his hat is part of him..:-)

Please feel free to e-mail me at with your e-mail address if you like.

Praying for you, Lynn!