Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day!

My first daughter and myself. This portrait is the essence of motherhood for me after waiting so long to become a mother!
My girls today. I couldn't be more proud of who they have become!

All of my girls. They all consider me their Mom! What an honor.
My Mom
Mothers Day is interesting to me because I tend to dismiss it because I don't have a Mother anymore. I forget that I am a mother and the day is special for me. I don't know why I don't think of it as my day. I went through a lot to become a mother. For many years this day was painful for me. I would not go to church because I didn't want to hear the stories about mothers and see them get gifts. It just hurt to much. I knew children were a gift from God and I just couldn't understand why He wasn't giving me my hearts desire. After 5 long years of trying and waiting I finally realized I was not in control and it wasn't about MY plan. I guess that was the lesson I was suppose to be getting because with in 2 months we were expecting our 1st daughter. Then 2 1/2 years later we were blessed with daughter #2. I am very blessed to have my wonderful girls and as I look back I see it all came about as it was suppose to be. I am dedicating this entry and writing in Pink to honor my Mom who died of breast cancer 10 years ago. She was a great influence to me and I learned many things from her that I am only now in my later life realizing comes from her wisdom. She was a gentle guiding spirit in my life and I just hope I am continuing that with my girls. So in honor to my Mom I want to post an image I took years ago that represents who my mom was to me as I remember her. She would know this was true but wish she was more (presentable) for the picture. I have a beautiful formal portrait of her I could have posted but it isn't the true essence of who she is for me and this one is.
I hope you all have a great Mother's Day even if you don't have children of your own. You can always be one to someone who needs a mom.


  1. Your girls are lovely, as was your mom. What a touching tribute to her. Happy Mother's Day.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this post, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing this heartfelt sentiment with us.
    Autumn Clark

  3. You echo my sentiments exactly. It's a turmoil and a blessing.