Monday, February 6, 2012
Family History Photo of the Week: Shirley Lee and Her Children, 1956
After watching us wrestle our twins during sacrament meeting at church several weeks ago, Grandma Shirley told Brian that she envied us - that she'd go back to that time of her life in a heartbeat. The subject of grandmas telling young mothers (at grocery stores or other harrowing times) to "savor this time" of their lives was somewhat hotly debated on Facebook a week or so ago. I didn't join in the debate because sometimes I like the reminder and sometimes I don't. When I thought about it really, though, Grandma Shirley and one other person are the only people who have ever told me to savor this time in my twins' lives. Most people assure me that it will get better. Ha! (The other person was a mother of twins who was telling me to savor the first six months because my life was about to get crazy.)
At any rate, here is Grandma Shirley during that time she'd go back to. It's hard to tell from a single photo if she's savoring it. The memories are always quieter and less smelly, I'm guessing. She does look like she's in love with those three little people.