Wednesday, November 19, 2008

a really cool family resemblance

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.


6 comments:

Kathy said...

And now the point has been proven. We just know how to celebrate :)

Felicity said...

I love related blog posts! I CAN NOT believe this picture exists. Sometimes I think Heaven screwed up and gave us the wrong sons...but then I realize it is actually perfect because I know what do with Jesse because I lived with you! : ) What fun.

producer.dw said...

I have never seen this photo of Jess..that is so funny!! Thanks for posting this, Seren.

Kelly H-Y said...

That is so funny! And ... your sister's post is beautiful.

Haley Ballast said...

So this doesn't relate to this particular post, but I wasn't sure how else to tell you -- I. Love. Your. Blog. I'm so glad you posted on mine so I could find yours! You are an amazing writer. I hope you get published because I'd love to buy your book!

serenity said...

Wow, Haley, thank you. This was a nice thing to wake up to this morning. You've definitely found a new reader as well. And about being published - from your mouth to God's ears. :)