August 29, 2011

For Tradition's Sake...

Every year on the Tuesday after Labor Day, my mom would religiously line the three of us up on our front porch: shoulder to shoulder, backpacks on our backs, and lunchboxes in hand.  Standing in the middle of our front lawn, she would snap the obligatory “First Day of School” picture and pretend to ignore our eye-rolls.  This happened year after year until graduation.  We even did it the year that Mom bravely decided to homeschool us.

As we grew older, we’d groan, wince, and try to talk Mom out of another silly picture.  But she’d insist – all in the name of tradition.

In case you haven’t noticed, I carry with me a smidgen of the sentimentality that was so beautifully modeled by my sweet mother.  So today, as the weather turned appropriately cooler and the Mr. slung his backpack over his shoulder to face his 2nd year of Optometry school, I turned to my purse to pull out my camera.  Instinctively, he groaned, “You’re not going to take another first day of school picture are you?” 

I grinned.

So here is my *uber* handsome and cooperative husband.  Smiling on command and rolling his eyes – just a little bit. All in the name of tradition.
What a hunk!
This is how he feels about starting school.
And about me taking his picture.
Happy First Day of School, my love!  I'm so very proud of you and so very honored to be your wife!  You amaze me.

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  1. How sweet is that?!
    Good luck to him !

  2. Front porches, backpacks, and eye rolls. It all sounds familiar. Started orientation on Monday and will start classes next Tuesday. Give Cole a high-five and a "it'll be worth it" for me.

  3. Aw so cute! I do the same thing with my fiance, and then send the pic to his mom and my mom- they appreciate it, even if he hates it for a second!

  4. hooray for first days, they are kind of exciting, but also overwhelming... Just found your blog and I am so excited to find a fellow Christian in the blog-world! Following!



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