Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Self-Portrait Tuesday—A Gift for Family

Ande.
If you look close, you can see my genes for today's self portrait.


This afternoon Ande called asking for advice. After I told her my thoughts, my mind drifted to what I could do for today’s SPT (topic: a gift I give my family) and I asked, “How do you know I love you?”

She grudgingly replied, “Because you always make me do things on my own.”

I wish I had a picture to prove her wrong.

10 comments:

Ande Payne said...

Can't prove it without a picture. I'm right. I even believe when I asked you for advice you said something to the effect of, "I can't help you on that one." And it wasn't because you didn't have the answer...it was because you said I needed to figure it out. Might as well throw me to the wolves.

Good thing I love you anyway...and I bet there are pictures to prove it.

Alisa said...

I love your post- and I love the banter between the two of you. Love seeing the mother and daughter relationship.

Hannah said...

This is perfect Jane.

deidra said...

But what a great gift! In our married student ward I see too many people whose parents didn't (and don't) give them that gift.

It's self-reliance at its very best.

Becky said...

What a great gift! And what a gorgeous picture of a beautiful girl :)

Love to read the comments back and forth between you guys!

melanie said...

I used to cry when my mom told me this. Really, I just wanted an answer and she hardly ever gave it to me when in the end it was my choice. She always said she had her own 'things' she was figuring out and since I was 'a big girl' now, I needed to take it on. I so resented it in the beginning but can see the wisdom now. You are a fabulous mother! And of course, Ande is a fabulous daughter (Cali too!)

Jenny said...

That photo is gorgeous!

Barb said...

And what lovely genes you gave her. Lucky girls, all of you.

Kim Sue said...

great gifts - even when it is tough for both of you!

Lucy said...

My mom still tells me this. It's very, very frustrating when you're the daughter, you know:)