I have become my mother. Now that is a great thing as I had a great mom. But I just never have my picture taken. She never wanted hers taken either and now that she is gone, I am sorry I indulged her. It is still a painful thing for me, to know I don't have a lot of photos of her. I am always avoiding getting in front of the camera. I tend to be the photographer.
The other day in an attempt to take a new picture for my blog as I hated the old one, I had my daughter snap some pics so I could choose one. It was so awkward. I think we women are so hard on ourselves. We critique all our photos and are quick to delete ones we don't like. The rest of the family doesn't do that. What message am I sending my daughters? That once you hit a certain age or weight, you are no longer lovely enough for a photo. This is something I must change. I want them to know women are beautiful at all ages. I thought my mom was beautiful until the day she died. So there you go. I placed the above picture of me with my mom's double chin thing going on, and I love it. Me and my flowers in a place I love. I won't fight it any
longer. Say cheese!