I'm a bit late getting this up. I had to have my mother email some photos to me for my post today. When I first pulled them up, I couldn't quite bring myself to post them. I'm not sure why, but tears started streaming down my face when I saw these. Maybe it's because my parents look (and were) so young here. Or maybe it's because my birthday is this weekend, and seeing myself so small was a real reminder of just how old I'm getting. Or it could be because I realize where my parents were in their lives when I was born, and it really made me recognize the sacrifices they made for me. I was six months old at the time these pictures were taken. My father was in college and they were living in married-student housing . My mother dropped out of school when she had me and didn't go back to school until I was in elementary school. My father played college football and majored in physical education. He wanted to become a football coach. He ended up becoming a helicopter pilot in the Army, and my mother became a registered nurse.