If you haven’t read Anne & May before, you really must today. Felicity is their guest blogger, and it’s the most beautiful post about how important it is to celebrate. This is why I love that girl. You simply can’t stay down when she starts talking. She just knows happy. As well as gratitude and love and giving people the hugest benefit of the doubt ever.
Now you’ll notice a certain family picture in her post that frankly my sisters have both spent hours laughing hysterically over in the past, because – well – I’m kind of a dork. I’m a really delightful, celebratory dork – as Felic’s post will tell you – but a dork nonetheless. Felic’s post is so beautiful though and, as I said about her ability to give the benefit of the doubt, she makes me look all sweet and wise in her description of the pic.
So after you read that post, then this picture will make more sense. It’s just one of those delightfully ironic things about family pictures. No one coerced him in the least, but here is a grandkid-photo taken on my oldest son’s birthday (or possibly that of his cousin Jude in front – they were sharing the party). And look who is posing identically to me in the photo Felic shared today. That proud six-year-old is Jesse White, Felicity’s son, who evidently takes after me in the celebration department. Seriously, go look at Anne & May. This will all make sense then. And I guarantee you’ll get a smile.
UPDATE: Sadly, Anne and May no longer blog, and this post was removed. The picture referenced is of my family some time (theoretically quite some time) after my own sixth birthday, and I too am holding up both hands to indicate my age.