Welcome to the inaugural Throwback Thursday Stories. Each week you an invited to link-up and share an old photo + the story of the photo. Sometimes you might write the story of the photo itself, other times, you might chose to write how the photo makes you feel.
The goal is to share a little more about ourselves, our past and have fun while doing it.
I decided to kick things off with one of my favorite baby photos of me.
To the average person going through my baby photo book, there is nothing particularly special about the photo, right? It just looks like a typical early 80s baby photo.
But to me, this photo makes my heart burst wide open.
I went to the University of Wisconsin and adore this photo mostly because of that Bucky Badger stuffed animal next to me (Bucky is the school’s mascot). My mom told me that my grandfather gave it to me. I (foolishly) sold it in a rummage sale for 50 cents when I was 9 and have regretted it ever since being accepted to UW in 1999. I even asked the Alumni Association while I was in school if they knew where I could find one.
It’s like I was destined to become a Badger.
I also love that I’m the same size as the Bucky Badger. The set-up reminds me a lot of the monthly photos people take today of their babies with stuffed animals (like I did with Adeline). Unfortunately, this is the only photo from my childhood that includes this stuffed animal.
And then there are all the knit toys. My Nana made them for me (her first grandchild) and now my kids have them all.
So while a baby in a playpen might seem like a boring photo, the story behind what is pictured makes it anything but boring.
A photo is always extraordinary because of the story beyond what is captured.
I’d love for you to join me today (and every Thursday in the coming weeks) to share your Throwback Thursday Stories. Please use the linky below to link your post up. In your post, please link back to The Mom Creative. Feel free to use the graphic below in your post.
And if you share your photos on Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram, please use the hashtag #TBTstories.