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.
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.