Throwback Thursday: Young parents

 

Lori and Nathan in the back yard of our Salem home in 1980.

Lori and Nathan in the back yard of our Salem home in 1980.

When we had friends come up from San Francisco for a recent visit, one of them brought with her a couple of pages out of an old photo album.

Sharing the harvest of those memories today, I’m struck by the timeless beauty of my wife, Lori, and the utter contentment of our first-born son, Nathan.

New dad George and drowsy son Nathan.

New dad George and drowsy son Nathan.

We were both 27 then and living in Salem. Parenthood was both a challenge and a source of pride.

Simone would come along 3 years later and Jordan 4 more years after that.

In these pictures, I see a mother’s boundless love for her child and a baby boy’s charming innocence.

Radiant in the Oregon sunshine.

Radiant in the Oregon sunshine.

Seeing them again after three decades takes me back to a time when life was simpler, when we were becoming a young family. And it makes me realize yet again that I am a lucky, lucky man.

Photographs: Linda Dillon

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2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Young parents

  1. Loved seeing these beautiful photographs of your young family. I’m looking forward to reading more of your blogs. You were a great mentor and I’m looking forward to learning lots more from you.

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