Monday, August 27, 2012

Josh's Laugh

    It was Saturday evening. My son Josh and his family had been with us for the Sabbath, and would soon be heading home. But before leaving, he sat his girls down next to my computer, in order to show them an "album" of pictures I had prepared of Ricki. After all, his young daughters only knew Ricki in the last few years. They had never seen earlier photos of her.
    Suddenly from the kitchen (where I was washing dishes that had piled up over the weekend), I heard Josh give a big chuckle in the other room. "Mom," he called me, "You just HAVE to come here and see this!"
    As I entered the room Josh pointed to this picture, which was taken in 2007 in Colorado, when Ricki and I visited my parents. Josh then smiled, and shared with me that when his eldest daughter saw the photo, she pointed to the figure on the left, saying "There's Ricki!" Then she pointed to the figure on the right, "But WHO is THAT?!?"
    "That", concluded Josh to his daughter, is your 'Bubee' (grandmother)!"



rutimizrachi said...

Nothing like a photo, to tell us where we've come from, and who we've become. :-)

mikimi said...

And where we do not want to return to but inly in our memories. I of course am talking about our past obese selves.

Debbie said...

I had the same reaction! I didn't know you then, but I know you look great now! The difference really is amazing. You know you're the same person, but to others it can look like different people.

Becca said...

Sweet. :-) I don't think I've ever seen a photo of Rikki, or of you for that matter. I love pictures, being able to see who we were in the past, wondering how we've changed both physically and emotionally through the passage of time.

Batya said...

pre-diet you were very different