"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children" - William Makepeace Thackeray
Around this time of year, the last week of April and the first two weeks until mother's day, I get achy. The feeling is strange to me because on one hand I am nostalgic and at peace with what a beautiful life my own mother has given me. The spring blossoms remind me of her undying love and desire to always support and care for me.
On the other hand, my heart aches because Mother's day is a day I always dreamed of with 6 little ones beneath my feet and a small, but loud and happy home filled with laughter. Every mother's day I sit empty celebrating the luck of others good fortune, but not my own.
Mother's are truly magical, aren't they? aren't you? Their laughter and love feed our souls and complete our wants. Mother's are truly awe inspiring. I can't express the love I feel for my own mother except that is it not unlike, I imagine, the love you have for the person or people you brought into this life by creating a family.
Family sessions mean so much to me becuase of all the little magic mommy moments I get to capture. Your sweet little one twirling with you or her head in the nook of your neck, her little arms wrapped around your neck. Those are the moments God had a hand in.
Like I mentioned it seems that every April 25th or so until Mother's day this is what I think about: I wish my mom would have gotten in front of the camera with me. The only picture I truly remember of us, Just us. Is me in a hideous pink and purple splattered paint matching sweatshirt and sweatpants with the little mermaid...(vomitus) and my mom...with Santa.
This mother's day, give yourself and more importantly your children the gift of their mother in front of the camera, embraced by little hands.