“I want my kids to see me with them, see me laughing and smiling, sitting in the sun. I want my motherhood captured. I want to stop looking at my flaws in the pictures and start looking at the love and happiness that’s the subtext, the background for these photos. When my kids are grown and I’m old and they are doing what I’m doing now I want them to see me doing it. Being there, in the moment.”
Which makes me laugh, because the photo composition is definitely not the best, but who cares right?
I started looking back at some of the photos from childhood and I love the few photos of my mom. I love seeing her doing the same things I am now…every day mothering. She looks so beautiful to me.
I’m going to try to be better at “getting in the picture”. No matter what, no excuses: makeup-less, fat pants or not, the dark roots showing, under eye circles not covered-I have to let that go because it’s ALL-the good AND the not so good-a reflection of my life.