Yesterday I wrote this as my facebook status:
As I was walking through Walmart, I quickly glanced up ahead and saw who I thought was my mom. I did a double take and then realized I was actually walking towards a mirror.
It was only a brief second, but in that brief second I realized something that I hadn't before. Maybe there are some similarities between me and my mom. Growing up, I had always been compared more so to my dad. I have his facial features, his big, brown eyes, his nose, and even his teeth (I had to have braces for the same reasons)! I was tall like him and had more of his frame (my mom is tiny, my dad is not).
But every now and then, I catch a glimpse of myself looking like my mom. The Walmart example is one. This picture is another:
Now I realize that most of my readers don't know me or my mom personally, so to share this picture would really only prove something to someone who knew us both, but when I saw this picture from the summer of 2009, I remember thinking, "I look like my mom!" I'm not sure if it was the angle, the hair, the clothes, or what. But it was probably one of the first times I saw myself and thought I looked like her.
And if I do look like her, even a tiny bit, I'm honored.
Because she is beautiful. Inside and out.
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