Monday, April 29, 2013

No Resemblance

I grew up sort of the odd ball.  My parents were dark headed and so was my brother.  My mother's family has a good bit of Native American in the family tree.  But me, well that part skipped me.  I was the loner.  I was the pale, red-headed one of the bunch.  I didn't really look like anybody in my family.  My brother was certain I was adopted, or maybe an alien flown in from Jupiter.  He just knew that I didn't look like the rest of the family. 

Sometimes I hated that.  I wanted so badly to have somebody to resemble.  I didn't really think too much about how special it was to be part of the smallest population in the entire earth that can call themselves a true redhead.  It just wasn't cool to me how unique I was.  I just wanted a tan and dark, shiny hair.  I just wanted to look like everybody else!

I've certainly gotten past all that now.  But, I can tell you that I was not at all expecting to have redheaded children.  I married a dark headed man, and his family is all super dark with brown eyes.  Although, he alone boasts gorgeous blue eyes.  I just assumed I would always be the odd ball.  I was OK with that.  When I was expecting my first child, I never really thought that it would even be a possibility that he would be redheaded.  I know that sounds a bit crazy, but when you've grown up the lone ranger in a world full of luscious dark locks, you assume your genetics are a fluke. 

When my son was handed to me, I was in complete shock that he had red hair...complete shock.  Everyone kept waiting for it to change colors, but no, he kept it.  He looked like me!  For the first time in my whole life there was this little person that shared something in common with me.  He was my child.  We shared lots of things, but we looked like we belonged together.  It was perhaps the moment that I realized how silly it was that I wanted to change my looks for so many years.  He was perfect.  He was precious.  And...he looked like his mommy.

When the second son came along, so did the shock that another child could share my looks.  My husband chuckled.  My family felt certain this one would not keep the red hair.  But, I knew.  I just knew.  I cannot tell you what special God-given blessing it is to see two little redheads running around my house.  I look at them and just smile.  We are a team.  We stick together.  We look like each other, and we are pretty happy about that!

I ran across some old photos, and it was just mind blowing to see me as a baby and to look across the room at my own.  We share so much.  If I could wink at God, I would.  But,  somehow I think He chuckles too when they run through the house with their bobbing red heads. 

What do you think...resemblance?


Me and my Jackson





 Me and my Lincoln





 These just make me giggle out loud. I will share some more some time soon...but I just can't help but chuckle.  My little buddies...I love them so!

B Charmer





1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness. That last one of you and Lincoln especially!
    I've enjoyed the garden pictures too. I wish I could have gone with you!

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