Tuesday, January 3, 2012

a mother's love

a mother's love.

this mother is tough. 
this mother is strong. 
this mother has a huge soft spot for her two kiddos.
how could she not?  they adore her.  (as they should.)  and she lives for them.

watching this woman with her children was incredible.  spending an afternoon with them was FUN!
i felt their connection - deep in my core.  
it made me want to be a part of their little club.
i found this poem and it reminded me of you, holly:

a mother's love:

a mother's love is something
that no one can explain,
it is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
it is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
for nothing can destroy it
or take that love away...
it is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
and it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking...
it believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns
and it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems...
it is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
and it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation...
a many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
and another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.

photo taken by Dina Conover

photo taken by Dina Conover

i loved being a part of your three-some for an afternoon. 
i can't help but smile every time i see you since our time together and a hug is always required. (even you, liam!)
they have burrowed a special place in my heart.  i laughed so hard with them; belly laughed so hard that i almost peed my pants a couple of times.
my good friend, dina conover and her daughter allie-cat were with us for this comedy hour.  you can see some of dina's handy work above.
i didn't want our time together to end.  can we do it again soon? (bailey is probably nodding her head "yes" & holly is rolling her eyes at me- she hates having her picture taken)


holly, bailey & liam - thank you for letting me capture these moments with you.  i enjoyed every minute and look forward to when we can laugh together again.  i will never look atthe mcdonald's mcrib sandwich the same way.  nor will i be able to go back to this spot for a shoot and not stop to remember what an incredible honor it was to be with you that day.  
i love what we captured and i smile every time i look at your images.  i hope you do, too.  
lots of love to you, xox amanda jane

1 comment:

  1. This is perfect!! Love how u portrayed them!!!! - Dina