I missed National Selfie Day (yes, it’s actually a thing), and I’m a little disappointed.
In my cursory research for this post, I learned that taking selfies is good for teens and tweens. But moms should absolutely not take selfies, especially if their children are in them. (Go ahead, google “moms taking selfies.” NSFW, in case you couldn’t figure it out.)
I take selfies.
I take selfies with friends.
I take selfies with Dan.
I take selfies with the children.
And they are some of my favorite pictures. Of me, of me and Dan, of me and the children.
The selfie serves another purpose, as well.
If you haven’t yet, look through a portfolio of victims from the Orlando shooting.
Notice how many of those pictures are selfies.
God forbid I am ever the victim of a violent crime that ends up on the national news (or any violent crime). I pray every day that my husband and children return to me safely.
But if they don’t, I have this.I have us smiling and laughing and being silly.
I have us loving one another.
I could be next. Any of us could be.
How will the world remember you?