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.