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Unmistakable Feature (Prompt – 30th Picture)

KJWouldn’t you know it? The 30th picture on my phone is of one of my children. The odds of that occurring are oh…about 99%. I had to e-mail a photo of my son as a baby for a project but didn’t have a digital copy available so I snapped this picture of a picture I took many years ago.

I’ve been amazed by this blonde-haired, blue-eyed little boy, from the first moment I held him in my arms. How could something so beautiful come from me?

He’s almost a teenager now. The chubby cheeks and double chin have disappeared along with the dimpled hands and “rubber band” wrists. A handsome nasal bridge has transformed the cute little button nose. The rest of the baby teeth popped up and then were pushed out by permanent ones that now adorn a breathtaking smile. The peach fuzz on his baby scalp barely hinted at the cowlicks and widow’s peak that would eventually appear. These days, he keeps his hair trimmed short and spiked with gel to tame the unruly tresses.

His eyes are still a striking blue and I still sometimes wonder if he’s really mine. Then I catch a glimpse of that unmistakable feature that proves he is–the little elf ears–and smile. Yes, he’s mine.

About melissajanda

Writer.Wife.Mother.Bibliophile.Fitness Buff. Curious, Creative being. Recovering CPA, finally in my right brain as an aspiring author, trying to do justice to the stories in my head.

6 comments on “Unmistakable Feature (Prompt – 30th Picture)

  1. He looks to be a happy child 🙂

  2. Elf ears eh? There’s a story waiting to be written, I think!

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