I posted the “pretty pics” on my social media accounts, but here’s one of the behind the scenes moments of our family photo opp before this handsome young man went out the door to his first Junior Cotillion class. (If you’re like me, and have never heard of Cotillion – it’s a class to teach students social etiquette, respect, and common morals)
I’m not sure if it was the fancy, grown-up clothes he picked out for himself, the pressure of the photos, or the nerves about what was about to happen to him (probably all of the above), but suddenly even a kiss on the cheek became awkward and off limits. While I jokingly wanted to sulk in the sadness of my own “pain and loss”, I knew that moment wasn’t about me.
That moment was about my boy.
We all had a good laugh and quickly moved on to the rest of the photos. On …