Fare Thee Well

I took down my pictures of my girls at my work station. I’ve had the same photos going from office to office with me for years. I LOVE these photos of the girls because they PERFECTLY reflect their individual attitudes about life.

Here’s Eleanor, Age 4

Here’s Maggie Pie, Age not-quite 2

Here’s Magnolia now (9):

Here’s Ella now (12):

Here they are together:

Does it look like Maggie’s hair is pink? That’s because it is. We’re talking Frenchy from Grease in the most literal of ways. It rules. As does Eleanor deep red do.

It’s so typical, but I’ll say it anyway because it’s true: It’s hard to believe how much time has passed. You think the baby years will never end. Taking down those pictures at work isn’t just a marker of how much time has passed for me at my job, but how much time has passed for my girls. I’ll still take those photos with me to my next job.

So, Farewell to my Michigan job. I’ll miss you.  Thank you for letting me be me and showing me that friendship can come in the form of tremendous bosses. It’s been a helluva experience being around creative, intelligent, and kind-hearted women. Best wishes to you all. The times they are a changing.

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

5 thoughts on “Fare Thee Well

  1. lovin’ that pink!! i might have to try that next time – except at my age, i might end up looking like an old lady. 🙂

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