Friday, April 17, 2009

Flashback Friday

This is a trip my parents took our young women’s group at church on around when I was in Jr. High. I don’t remember a lot about the trip but I wanted to put it in my journal for the simple reason that around 4th grade

I started feeling like I was fat and very unattractive.

I look at pictures like this and realize how wrong I was! How could my perspective be soooo off??!! I mean I wasn’t a stick or gorgeous but I still don’t look like how I remember myself. Perspective is a powerful thing. I hope with all my heart that I have helped my children have a healthy perspective about their looks and life in general. I also hope that they have learned that how they treat others can affect how those people feel about themselves.
On the lighter side—dig those polyester shorts and mullet hairdo baby!! Have a great Friday!

10 comments:

Merrianne said...

gotta love the Mullet! we all had one back in the days :)

isn't it funny that we remember feeling like we looked so bad... but now when we look back we realize how Freaking cute we were?!!?!?

Jan the crazy lady said...

Love it Lisa. Sand dunes hold a lot of memories for me too.

Thanks for the mullet.

Karen Sue said...

Love this photo...I have some winners from my early days. it may be best to leave them where they are...at least until I finish one mess! I added a few photos and some more on the end of my today post. Hey, do YOU know where my garden tools are?'cuz no one in this house does!! my BIL did a building project here this summer and often things like this come up missing. Either they got put in with his stuff or a helpful kid broke something while they were helping and Uncle Rob got rid of the evidence. Have a great weekend. I think I found some spring!!

Mother Goose said...

so very true. everything is about perspective!!! it can make or break people.

DesertHen said...

Ahhh, the mullet! What a fashion icon it was....he, he, he. Did you know it was named after an actual French Stylist!

Mechelle said...

I think there are sand dunes everywhere. LOVE IT. m

Mechelle said...

Here is another comment just so you can feel the love. m

Sue said...

I remember thinking I was grossly overweight as a young mother, and I now look at those pictures and can clearly see that I was slender. If only I had appreciated it then!!

funky bag freak said...

Hey wait sister...I had a mullet...a girl mullet! HAHA it was pretty hilarious (try that with natural curly hair) but man was I cool (in my head)

Carla said...

We are SO hard on ourselves!!! The little 4 yo I watch has size issues already, and 'plays' biggest looser during the day. Her 3 yo sis is following suit. Sad.