I saw this quote today flash across the screen of the television while I running on the treadmill.
It said, What I wished I’d known:
…and I thought, “YES!! Yes!! Yes!!”
This is me.
When I was younger, I wished so badly that I would fit in.
Now, it’s my favorite thing about myself. I love that I don’t fit in.
I pride myself on being different.
This is what I want my kids to know. I want them to relish in being different.
I don’t want them to worry about what people think.
I hope they will be true to who they are.
This picture says it all:
We were having family pictures, and before you know it Tess breaks out in the Whip.
She just couldn’t help herself. She had to be true to herself.
Then the other kids jumped right in too.
Be yourself kiddos, because I love you just the way you are.
(photos taken by Emily Chadwick)