It would be remiss to do a Sunday Snapshots without including my mom on Mother’s Day. It’s sort of a double whammy because her birthday is Monday. So, this Sunday is in honor of my mom. I love her. A lot.
Here’s one of my mom and me on the day Mike and I got married. It meant so much to have her there on one of the happiest days of my life.
Mom has always been there on the monumental days of celebration. Here she is with my daughter, Dani, at her high school graduation. Dani graduated with numerous academic honors and I was so proud of her. It was special to share those moments with my mom.
Throughout my childhood, Mom wouldn’t be included in photos. If she was, she wore a stiff smile or hid most of herself behind someone. She was self-conscious and didn’t want to be immortalized in her current state (a struggle I totally get and experienced myself). She wanted to be thinner, have her makeup on, etc. These days when I say, “Come on, Mom, let’s do a selfie,” I love she flashes a beautiful smile and looks directly into the camera–no matter the occasion. These photos are precious to me. Someday we’ll be ancestors and future generations will say the same. Don’t wait to be in photos–smile and love it, even on a bad hair day with no makeup and wearing sweats. There’s a stunning beauty simply in being yourself.
The GIF below is one of my favorites of my mom–an all-out smile of joy. My niece and nephew were ‘sloppy kissing’ Mamaw (they lick their lips generously and kiss her on the cheek).
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Happy Birthday, too. I love you, more.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Kid moms, empty nest moms, dog moms, single moms, God-moms, kitty moms, Auntie moms, moms-in-waiting, mom-like ladies, and every other mom you can imagine. Thank you for making a difference.
Any photos of YOUR mom on your phone?
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Thank you my sweet girl. I love the pictures. Happy Mother’s day to you too.
Wonderful post Dawn. Happy Birthday to your mom and Happy Mother’s Day to you both. And since we’re being so happy – Happy manatee hugs to all!
Great shots! Happy Mother’s Day to you too. I have a picture of my mom on my phone that I use as her caller ID. Happy Birthday to your mom too.
What love. In images and words. This post just makes me happy. What a beautiful family.