My baby had his grad photos taken today. They were allowed to bring a prop and he chose a branding iron.
At first I thought hmm interesting choice but then I realized it’s a visual representation of how important it is for him to be home.
The iron represents the ranch and our home. The house holds all our memories past, present , and future. The land also is full of memories.
But what they both represent is our family, our tribe. And the love that surrounds us all because of that.
There’s a lot of grounding and security in knowing you’ve got roots and people who love you close by.
So, it was one “small” item (a branding iron isn’t exactly small), but it really did represent for him how important home and his tribe are.
We are very blessed.