Sunday, May 13, 2012

motherly

me and mine. mother's day 2012.
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A mother. 
I have one. 
You do too.
I am one. 
Maybe you are too.....
We may have similarities, 
and differences. 
I have two children. 
Maybe you have four. 
or ten. 
or one on the way.
Do you have teenagers? 
Babies?
or inbetweens?
all of the above.
Maybe you drive a minivan. 
Maybe you walk.
You may dress your kids in all the latest trends.
You may just be happy if their shirt facing is the right direction.
Or maybe you are just thankful that you own a shirt for them at all.
Does your family live in an apartment? 
Or on a farm?
In an igloo?
A little red house?
Maybe for dinner you cooked and ate the chicken that you hatched and raised and plucked and butchered all by yourself. 
Maybe you went through the drive-through.
Maybe you work full time. 
Maybe you stay home. 
Maybe you love it. 
Maybe it's hard. 
Maybe, both.

Every single mother is different. 
But, I think, that's ok. 
I think, the important thing, 
is the ONE thing we all DO have in common. 

We ARE mothers. 
Who cares if we do it a little bit differently!?
Who cares if it's not always perfect (it never is).
WHO CARES:
what others think, say, talk about, or do. 
Nothing makes YOU more, or less. 
As long as you are there,
for them. 
Present.
Aware.
In tune.
Nothing else matters.
No one else can do it like you do. 
Because YOU are,
a mother.


18 comments:

Noelani said...

Beautifully written. Happy Mother's Day :)

Meg said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sheena!

nicole said...

amen.

Kristin said...

Lovely shot. And words. I am so happy to be a Mama.

Hannah Mayo said...

I love this. Happy Mother's Day :)

gram said...

... you are a good mama... hugs from gra

Hays said...

A happy day indeed.

ali said...

love this post and these pictures.

Brit said...

lovely. and i couldn't agree more, with all of it. happy mother's day. :)

kylie said...

this is sweet :)

beautiful hair, sheena!

The WholeFamDamily said...

very well put!! i loved this! I also loved the candid pics with your kiddos, how precious! and how LONG is your hair?? I remember when i first started reading your blog years ago and it was wild and curly and short, you're beautiful at every stage!

Happy mother's Day!

xoxo
Hillary

the greers said...

You have cool hair, cute kids, and wonderful perspective. Thanks.

Shannon said...

Very sweet. Happy Mother's Day Sheena!

Prerna said...

Beautiful!

Poornima Nair said...

Amen to that!! Beautifully written!!

Thyme (Sarah) said...

Awwww. This is just beautiful.

The Webbs said...

what a beautiful mother you are. and those little ones-perfect!

these pictures really are just perfect.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Amen! Well said.