the moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
she never existed before.
the woman existed,
but the mother,
a mother is something
dreaming of this concept of being 'born' into motherhood.
not only once,
sometimes it can be so fucking hard,
i will say inside my own head,
'it never ends! a mother's work never ever ends!'
but then my beloved uncle kenny's words pop in...
when i have complained to him in the past, 'it never ends!',
he always returns with-
'thank god, right?'.
damn he if he's not so very right.
thank god that it never ends. thank god for the journey. thank god for the lessons, thank god for the gifts, and yes- i even thank god for the struggles. i am grateful for them all.
also so grateful for mamas like cara-
and being given the chance to capture a mother's love of her beautiful girls.
deeply enjoying photographing girls as they are on the verge of becoming young women...unknowingly preparing for all the many journeys ahead.
a gift to me.