As I've read through the other bloggers' posts and seen their pictures, I have to say these women are being way too hard on themselves. Some of their worst pictures are some I wish I'd looked like as a child. I am not posting mine to make fun of myself or even critique myself. These are pretty funny, and they are exactly what popped into my head when I saw this new SUYL event on Kelly's Korner. If any of you are reading this, I want you to know, I think your pictures are funny, adorable and just plain perfect for the time. Our styles have changed (Yes, we thank the Lord for making all things new every season, don't we ladies?? ;0)), but what's in style now will look just as ridiculous in a few years. I went to lunch with my mom last week and I was mortified for the high school kids we saw. Beautiful people. But horrible clothes, lol. And hair. They will not be proud someday either. I am putting my pictures out there because they're cute. Awkward and embarrassing, but cute.
Now, to the pictures. The top left photo?? My brother managed to look like a child model while he laughed, and I'm the type who doesn't look attractive (I think, lol) when I laugh hysterically. My mom was the photographer, and we were not getting into the mood of having our pictures taken. So, to make us laugh, she all of a sudden calls out, "Snoopers, Poopers!!!!" For us at 8 and 10, it was the funniest thing ever!!! She'd probably still get the same reaction out of us if she were to do it again. The other pictures.....well, let me tell you, I loved that dress. I wasn't crazy about the color, but I loved the fit. I felt so pretty when I put it on. I also had those wispy bangs.....they were more like baby hairs I curled to make look like bangs.But I felt very pretty when I was sitting there.....not so much when we got the pictures back (film camera anyone??). Thank You, Lord, for contacts!!!! And braces!!!! And just the fact that growing up has made me much more confident than I was here!!!!!
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my childhood, particularly my stage of awkwardness. If you cringe at your old photos, please show yourself more grace, especially if you share them with others. God wasn't done with you then, and He's not done with you now. If you're anything like me, you still have those days or weeks, or even lives, of awkwardness. You're beautiful and perfect as you are. And I mean, some of you are gorgeous!!! Even at your most awkward, then and now!!! Loves and hugs!!!!
(P.S. A few weeks ago when Kelly announced that this would be on the SUYL agenda, I thought, "I could never do that!!!" But then I started reading all the blogs and looking at all the pictures, and I just had to. There. :0))