Sunday, 8 May 2011
every year we find a nice park* and take a mother's day portrait (you can see 2010 here and 2009 here - god, how much has mae changed??? and baxy! awwww, baxy). it's extra special to me as i have so few photos of myself with the girls, i am always behind the camera. the situation wasn't ideal: it was spitting with rain and increasing into a downpour by the moment and mae wanted to help her daddy take the photos so needed a lot of cajoling to get her to join soph and i. by the time mae was convinced to join us, i was a bit panicked to get the shot so excuse my weird squinty face in the otherwise lovely final pic : )
there is so much i could say about being a mother, it's something that i think about almost constantly. how my perception of so, so, SO many things has changed and shifted over these last three years. how i have become somehow more myself and a completely different person all at the same time. how my daughters are amazing and funny and clever and (mostly) kind and deserve so much more written about them than i have the time, energy or ability to put into words - another thing that is often on my mind, how much i will regret not writing more down about these years. my only consolation is that i have photos, so many photos, and hopefully these will guide me into remembering.
happy mother's day to all you amazing women out there.
*oh, and note to self for next year, don't pick a tree that has a plastic possum shield on it, no matter how lovely the autumn leaves are.