It really is excellent - so go read, it won't take long!
I *hate* having pictures taken of me. With so many health problems, then all the emotional chaos lately, I do NOT look like the person I am on the inside. I am overweight ... really overweight. But, still, my kids adore me. They see me every day, they hug me and feel my squishiness. They deserve to see photographs documenting that I was in their lives!
On Mother's Day, we stopped on a drive and went on a little hike (very little!). We found a pretty spot, and I took photos of the kids. Then I handed DH the camera. For the record, I don't like how *I* look, but I love my kids, and they need pictures with me!
Now, I don't look like the gorgeous 18 year old that I was 10 years ago, but they are pictures with my kids, which makes them perfect!