Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mini-Me

When my three girls were babies, they all looked alike and reminded me of my side of the family.   Here is a collage of me when I was a baby (upper left side) and our girls when they were babies.

 



As time went on, they resembled their father.  Each. One. Of. Them.

It was irritating.  After all, who did all the work of carrying them, suffering with morning sickness that lasted all day for 9 months?  Who breastfed them and sustained them making it possible for them to live?  Moi, that's who!

You'd think they would at least resemble someone on my side of the family.  But no.  As they grew, all I heard was, "she looks just like her daddy!"  Sometimes, it was, "Janae looks like her Aunt Lea Ann" (my husband's sister).

However, they might look like their daddy but they have a lot of my qualities. For instance, the girls and I are all:

  • perfectionists
  • avid readers
  • good students
  • good writers
  • able to memorize easily
  • slightly obsessive - but in a good way!
Janae and I are both people-pleasers and get excited over small things.  Malia and I have the ability to always look on the bright side of things (and ignore troubling things most of the time).

I have to say, though, that if anyone is a mini-me, it would be Elissa, our oldest daughter. We are alike in so many ways.  We can talk for hours on our love of organizing, home decor and our addiction to buying new shirts. Or we discuss education and teaching methods (she loves to teach math to teenagers, and I like to teach bible classes), blogging, scripture and what our pastors preach.

It's gotten to the point where we will speak what the other one is thinking.  I always laugh and say, "Get out of my brain!" She always rolls her eyes.

Yes, having a mini-me is a beautiful thing!


Mama’s Losin’ It



This post is written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 1.)  Apple doesn't fall far from the tree...how is your child just like you?  If you would like to join in, or read other responses, visit Kathy's blog, Mama's Losin' It.

3 comments:

Jazzmin said...

This is such a sweet post :) And y'all were all such cute babies. It really is neat to think about and see the similarities we have with our family, especially someone we are so close to like a mother-daughter. I often think about how alike my Mama and I are.

And I know I would enjoy a conversation with you and your eldest daughter... I too could talk about decorating, teaching, and scripture forever! :)

Have a blessed day!

Christine said...

I'm looking forward to spotting more of my traits in my daughter as she gets older. Lovely post :)

Christine
http://pinwheelsandstories.com

Ceil said...

Hi Jerralea! So fun to see the baby pics! It was lovely to hear how you appreciate each child, and can see the differences and the 'sameness' too. They are such a wonder, aren't they?

My daughter is adopted, but we do share some qualities too. I think it's all about how they are raised, and you have done a wonderful job :)

Happy Weekend!

Ceil