We had family pictures done last Sunday, which was the night that Jordan got home from London (what a good guy to be willing to get pictures taken after a 10 hour flight), and I think they turned out fantastic. I absolutely love my family.
This picture is just my dad and the kids. All nine kids 🙂
Something funny about me: I always make sure to position myself in pictures so that my right leg (lymphedema leg) is hidden. I’m sort of high maintenance that way. I seriously hate when pictures capture my stocking or swollen leg.
Three years ago, when Jordan and I had our engagement pictures taken I was surprised by this picture.
There’s no denying that one leg is bigger than the other. Don’t get me wrong though, I absolutely loved my engagement pictures. Our photographer, who is also a good friend, did a fantastic job. I just didn’t like this picture. Although I’m no longer ashamed of my leg (to some degree), I don’t like having the unattractive reminder of the size discrepancy of my legs.
I mentioned before that one of my goals in pursuing running was to no longer obsess over the visibility of my leg or compression stocking. I want to be able to wear shorts, both for running and for normal wear. I want to wear cute running skirts too and not worry about what people are thinking. I think I’m almost ready to make the leap to shorts, especially since it’s getting really warm here. How nice would it be to wear whatever I wanted and not worry about whether or not my compression stocking is showing? And also not worry about what people are thinking? Maybe I’ll even be proud one day to show the fact that I have lymphedema 🙂
Are you picky about where and how you stand in pictures?