Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Portrait of a Mother



My friend Brittany recently asked if she could come take some pictures of me for a photography class, wherein the aim was to take several portraits of me in my home and "environment."
What she sent me afterward was so much better than just that. Goodness, I love pictures of my kids where I'm actually featured! Sometimes, I feel like (according to all our pictures), I'm just an observer- instead of deeply rooted and important to the family.
In these pictures, my house is a bit cleaner than usual (my hair is just as unwashed as ever), but they look just like motherhood usually feels. 








I love these boys and this stage of my life. I love to be home all day "reading books and playing with Legos." (Okay, as all of you mothers know, that's not how much time is actually spent during the day- but those are the pleasant little bits that I like to hold on to.)

Somedays (yesterday) are just no good, horrible, rotten days and I need to tell my kids things like "Leave me alone and stay in your room, because I don't want to yell at you and that's about to happen." Ah, sigh. But most days are good. And when they're not, I just look at pictures like these ones, and remember how good I've got it.

(Check out Brittany's Website and Facebook Page.)


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2 comments:

Nana B said...

All of these photos are great, you are a great Mom. Your boys are so lucky to be able to have you home with them, don't worry about the financial issues. Remember God will provide.

Camille Spencer said...

Love it! I need a photographer friend to sit on the wall in our house and take beautiful pictures too! You can add them to your collection of beautiful pics with beautiful kids!