Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Special Mother's Day

A few weeks ago I worked with Ashley of Midnight in Georgia Photography on something very special. So often I am the one behind the camera taking photos of my kids. But for this Mother's Day, I wanted to be in the photos with my babies. 

We drove to Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island and let the kids play. They had so much fun climbing on the beautiful driftwood, splashing in the water and chasing after one another. It was probably the best photo shoot our family has done. There was no pressure to get the perfect shot. It was more relaxing to just let the kids do their thing. 

Ashley was so wonderful and so natural behind the camera. She captured exactly what I was looking for in this session. 


From the moment I open my eyes to the moment I finally get to close them I take care of their needs, big and small.
I get them ready for school and daycare.
I do their hair and change their diapers.
I buckle them into their car seats.
I blow on their food to make sure it’s okay to eat.
I pick them up when they cry for me.
I dance and sing silly songs just to get them to smile.
I cook them dinner and pack their lunches.
I pick up after them constantly.
I pour them drinks and feed them snacks.
I bathe them and brush their hair at night.
I tie their shoes.
I tuck them into bed.
The list is endless. 
I put all of their needs before my own.
They need me so much right now. It is exhausting. It can be draining.
But I know there will be a time they won’t need me like this anymore.
They won’t want to sit next to me or squeeze their little arms around my neck.  They will brush their own hair and run out the door to hang out with their friends.  They will grow up in the blink of an eye.
So I’ll take the exhausting. I’ll take the tired and the not enough sleep. 
I am their mother and I am not perfect. 
But I hope they know how much I love them, always. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms I know! And if you're lucky enough to still spend mother's day with your mom, be thankful. That is the only gift missing from today.

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