On October 18th, my daughter was born and I became the mother of three children. Hundreds of miles away, on the same day, another baby girl was born and another woman added the third child to her family. We were complete strangers at that time, but our love of photography and family brought us together. We started to have a conversation about motherhood with images, because we tell stories with our cameras. Since some tales are so similar, and some are not, we decided to collaborate and share a photo a week from a normal day as a mother to three.
“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”
― Mary Jean Irion
it has only been a week and a half since you started school but already you have decided that you hate it. today i had a heart to heart with you to better understand what you dislike about your school so that we can find a way to make the situation better for you. after much thought you informed me that you would like to go to fairy school because the only thing you want to learn in school is how to make magic. my sweet girl, how can i show you that this magic you seek has been there all along?
Photo by Heather Robinson Photography