Chattanooga, Tennessee (1985)
Here, I'm most likely dressed for my school promotion from one grade to another. I was probably asked to stand in front of the fireplace and "have my picture taken."
The real story of this picture is a story about my mother. I fell in love with this blog upon first read, and I immediately wanted to be part of it.
I emailed my mom to ask her if there were any pictures of me she could remember that would fit the bill. She sent 4-5 choices, and it was hard to choose just one.
There's something quite rare and wonderful about a mom who understands this request, encourages my excitement, and celebrates the little boy in white socks and shorts.
So, when I look at this picture, I don't remember the moment, or how I felt at the time. I just feel grateful for everything now.