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for my mother.


i was not the little girl who grew up knowing i'd one day be a mother.

i was not the little girl who imagined my own little girl.

but this remarkable thing happened. after gradation i spent some time taking care of some wee ones, and as i read them stories i heard my mother's voice in my own.

i am not afraid of motherhood.

i am not afraid to be a mother.

i with great patience and anticipation await the day.

i have every confidence that i will meet that holy phase of my life with surprising resiliency.

because i had the most remarkable of mothers. because she created the way. gifted me a road-map. instilled within me all i will ever need to know.

and for that, along with countless other things, i bow down to her today. i give her thanks. and wish her the happiest of mother's days.

i love you, mom.

(ps: remember that time in third grade i made you a mother's day book in school and on the front cover i glued your head on princess diana's body? it was that i thought you'd look really great in that blue dress she had on).


becky said...

First of all: you look SO much like your mum! Oh, it's lovely.

Secondly: what lovely words. It's amazing to know that you are so confident about motherhood---and reassuring, really, because I feel the same. I know that whilst I will never be as good at many of the things I want to do---in motherhood, I will succeed. There's an instinct I can't quite kick and never want to---an instinct to take care and nurture and love. And I am fully prepared for the pitfalls---of which I am sure there will be many---but I know that being a mother is one of the things I am destined to do, and to do well.

Charles T. said...

What a lovely, and humbling sentiment. Thank you.

Charles T. said...

I guess I was signed in as your dad. Sorry. It's my thanks I wanted to convey.

communikate. said...

I love this photo!! Everyone looks so happy!

You've echoed my thoughts on wanting to be a mom, funny how it changes the older you get.

sarah nicole said...

I love this : )

Happy Mother's Day to your beautiful mama!



magdalena viktoria said...

:) so sweet

I'm the same: I'm not afraid (anymore). It will come with time and patience.

Swirls of Happy said...

Loved. This. Fabulous post.

Anonymous said...

happy mothers day charles

Jenni Austria Germany said...

ah hhahahaha i love love love the ps.

and this sentence: i have every confidence that i will meet that holy phase of my life with surprising resiliency.

viktorija said...

Beautiful. And such a great reminder. I'm not a mom, but hope to be one day. Can't say the thought hasn't scare the heebie jeebies out of me, but my mom is such a strong, awesome woman...why can't I be too?

jenny said...

oh goodness friend... your mother is blessed this day!! for sure! and she must have been one heck of a Momma.

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. Mothers are special, that is for sure!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous pic! You look absolutely cherubic.....your mom is simply lovely. Looks like she needs a medal... your brother looks the mischievous type! It's a scary thought being a parent, because it's a lot of hard work.....and someone i.e. me, has gotta act like the grown up then. This was a great post!

Autumn said...

I love this. I always wanted to be married and although I know I will get ginormously baby hungry and have a brood someday, it hasn't hit yet. I love what you said about being a mother :)