When I look at old pictures of me, I laugh and see my daughters.
I see Annie’s rear:
I see their quizzical smiles:
and chunky knees:
I look at how much I loved my brother, and hope my kids feel the same way about each other:
I hope they have amazing friends like I do, friends that are so patient and kind, who would wait until the end of the world for their friend to be ready to feel again.
I want my children to be as lucky as me…because even when I seem like I take it all for granted I don’t, not even for one second.
If I didn’t I have my friends, I wouldn’t have me. I am so thankful.
Damaris @Kitchen Corners says:
Heather, I love when you post baby pics of you. So cute. I bet your friends feel the same way. Friends are the best, often times better than family (just flew in from an extended family vacation)
Oh my does the fourth one look like Maddie! When I see pictures of myself as a child, I see my son in all of them too…it’s such magical feeling!
Amanda M. says:
That third shot is a spot-on Maddie smile!
On Christmas I looked through one of my grandma’s photo albums, and for the first time, instead of just me me ME, I saw my children. It was… an interesting feeling. For someone who hasn’t had children yet, I mean.
The third picture of you looks so much like Annie. I love my family, of course, but friends are able to see you for who you are, not just who you were, like some family members. Like never letting you live down rebellious teen years…..for example.
Love the photos… I wish I had more pictures of my sister and I, that we were closer. I don’t know why, but we hated each other growing up and only became close in the last few years.
WOW!!! Your parents make cute kids….just like yourself and Mike!!! Indeed you do have some amazing friends but you know what Heather? I suspect, your friends are EVEN MORE LUCKY to have YOU in their lives. Of course they would wait for you to “come around! You are AWESOME!!! Never EVER forget that, okay….cuz I know sure won’t!!!
Beautiful post, Heather. You were (and still are) beautiful.
You and Kyle were so adorable together! I feel the same way about my friends. My family has kinda gone crazy lately and I am so grateful for my friends for being there for me. Friends are awesome and I’m glad you have good ones because you deserve it!
Oh my gosh, little Heather looks just like grown Heather!!! SO cute!
The pictures of you and your brother are too cute! Friends are so important and I’ve to learned that unfortunately through a traumatic experience. They are my rock and so are yours. Annie will make amazing friends like yours, I’m sure of it.
So cute! I absolutely love how much Maddie looks just like you and how much Annie looks just like Mike. Except for the booty ya know
I think that without our friends to hold us up sometimes we would just fall down. Even closer then that can be our sibling relationships, which is obvious between you and Kyle. You and Mike are nurturing that bond between Annie and Maddie, and it’s going to be so special for Annie later down the road.
Snickrsnack Katie says:
Did everyone have a bright red carpet in the eighties? LOL. Because seriously, I have pictures of my house growing up that had that same red carpet!
The last photo of you, looks so much like YOU now. It’s amazing!
Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. As a parent I think we always want what we “had” and “then some” for our own children.
You were nurturing as a child too… I see you’re the one putting your arm around your brother in the pictures. Adorable! Sibling love is the best!
What a beautiful and true post. It’s impossible to imagine becoming who we become without that love of friendship. I can see why your friends love you so much, and I know those lucky enough to know you in person feel just as blessed as you do. Just as it should be. Happy New Year!
Overflowing Brain says:
Especially friends who lick your face in the middle of dinner. Those are the best kind.
What a great post. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful pictures and beautiful thoughts. Happy New Year (almost) Heather.
XOXO from GA,
Alexandra :) says:
Children? Are you preggo?
Rumour Miller says:
Love the rear!
I hope Mike does a post like this as well! I see the both of you in both of your beautiful girls.
Your girls are so lucky to have you for their mom and your friends are lucky to have you too! XOXO
You were so cute! I love looking at pictures of my friends when they were little. To see glimpses of who they would become is so fun!