Motherhood

Her Masterpiece

We colored together while her brother napped. You could say my picture was superior, but they could never really be compared. For hers evoked passion and dedication. A masterpiece that came only from hour after hour of hard work, until the former scribbles finally took their form. So much like motherhood. As we all attempt… Continue reading Her Masterpiece

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Unfiltered Love

My daughter was born crying, and the first months of her life kept me in the best shape of mine. Sitting became somewhat of a faded memory of yesteryears. Day after day, and night after night, I would pace the floor of her tiny bedroom until a path shown itself through the carpet. But as… Continue reading Unfiltered Love

Encouragement

To the Ordinary Mom

We were making our way back to the car when we saw the landscapers doing their thing. Of course we had to stop for a long time and watch them work, asking a million questions about why they did each and every task. As we finally started on our two hour journey across the parking lot… Continue reading To the Ordinary Mom

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Breathe In Their Little

He’s well over three years old now, and yet when I look at him he is still as much my baby as the day he was born. And he really still is. A baby, that is. It seems we make kids grow up too quickly. We pound their heads with as much sensory and learning… Continue reading Breathe In Their Little

Daughters · Encouragement

Superficial Daughters

The two of us were looking in the bathroom mirror as I rushed to get ready for a somewhat important event. I looked in a bit of frustration at myself, at my unruly hair, at my face that suddenly broke out in blemishes. And my large red birthmark that gets so many comments of “your… Continue reading Superficial Daughters

Encouragement · Our Kids

When Passion Goes Both Ways

I set up the camera on the tripod and we had fun taking some photos together. I did it for them. To give them some memories of us together when they are older. To remember that mom was there too. It was later that day, when I finally uploaded them onto my computer and saw them in front of… Continue reading When Passion Goes Both Ways