This year after all the boxes were down, I asked him to grab one of the other "non-Christmas" boxes for me to go through and clean out (boy was I pushing it). We have lived in our home for 10 years and stuff has accumulated up there. I don't even remember what really is up there.
He grabbed the nearest box and I dragged it to the kitchen. I opened it up and inside was a treasure trove of pictures and other mementos from my childhood. I couldn't even believe it. I didn't think I had any childhood pictures of myself. I don't remember ever owning these pictures or why in the world I put them in the attic. I am estranged from my parents, so I have no way of getting any childhood pictures of myself. This was truly an early Christmas gift from God to me. Let me share just a few of the pictures I found.
This picture is of me standing in my front yard modeling a newly made apron for my 4-H project. I loved sewing even way back then. Notice the "Earth Shoes".
These 80's beauties are the 1983-1984 Northside High School Cheerleaders from Crowley, Louisiana. I'm the one with glasses. "Skydiving Mom" is there too! I don't recall all the names right now but suffice it to say we had a lot of fun. I was the head cheerleader and all the other cheerleaders had to my endure my endless string of new cheers and dance routines. They were a patient group! God love you girls wherever you are!
Here are some pictures taken by my mom (a budding photographer). We had no money at the time and this was her attempt at my senior pictures. I had finally gotten contacts during this, my senior year. Still no boys looked my way. I was shocked when I got to my vocational school later that year and was immediately greeted by guys checking me out. It was strange but wonderful. I met my husband Greg the very first day of school.