(my sweet uncle and aunt)
I was recently chatting with a girlfriend about how easy it is to get caught up in the comparison game. I’m a rule follower by nature, so when it comes to relationships I often judge mine against others, wondering what’s “normal” and how it “should” look. We put an unfair amount of pressure on ourselves with the judging/comparing/perfection-striving, as I’m sure our moms did and their moms did, but social media certainly has not helped the cause. My friend said her mom is constantly reminding her that you can’t judge your insides against other people’s outsides.
All of this to say, the Sunday I’m in Love series is meant to guide and inspire but it’s also meant to be a reminder that there is no normal. All relationships are different — each as weird and valid and special and complicated and beautiful as the next.
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Nan Nan, 82
Aunt Angelica, 68
Uncle Chuck, 60
Great Aunt Wylma, 93
Tommy (dad!), 56
Aunt Susie, 52
Uncle Bill, 59
Just popping in to share some for-fun portraits I took of these select willing family members (ahem, mom and Isabel) before our big Christmas dinner at Nan Nan’s house. I love staring at all these incredible faces — ranging from 15 to 93 years old. Time with my family has been short this year, which makes every moment of it even sweeter.