Like hand made cards?
Like pictures that catch a feeling, but are really pretty awful?
This was the first dress I ever made for my baby. It was Christmas.I had to keep it even if it's not a very good picture. I'm so glad I did.
This is a collection of old pictures.
Important women in my life.
Both of my grandmothers and my mother.
We took this when my mother had cancer, a four generation picture.
Pictures of my baby when she was little, with my mom before she got sick.
Pictures are proofs.
My grandmother and favorite Auntie, must have been modeling coats the sun was out.
I was pretty good at sewing for awhile, I made the Snow white outfit and Jen loved it! She liked costumes.
First grade in a dress and jumper that I made.
Just lately someone gave me the "what toand the where for" about letting a certain strong willed youngster, wear her hair in Princess Leia buns. This now grown young woman said to me,"Mom what were you thinking? Kids have parents so they don't actually have pictures of them wearing their hair in Princess Leia buns in PUBLIC!" Hum, she doesn't remember just how earnest she was about style. That kid loved her hair like that--yes sirrreeee bob she did. Proof.
We also went back packing in Yosemite. I was thin once, proof.
My little girl did play with dolls occasionally, rarely but here it is, proof!
And then my baby had a baby.Bless her heart she was so young the photographer set us up like this.
She was young. Thank God she gave this sweet child life!
I loved them both! Proof!
More grandchildren and good friends.
This was a time in life where we had stress and joy.
I see the smiles, the beach, the fun, the celebrations; proof.
Mother's and daughters, from one generation to the next. Girls I love, adore and pray for. Girls that make me laugh and make me cry. Girls that bring smiles and fun. Girls full of energy, full of creativity, full of fun new words, and ways of doing things.
Girls becoming women.
Young women becoming older women and the passing down of traditions.
For all the mothers today;
celebrate the joys.
Remember your proofs.
If there is sorrow remember the joys.
Where there is loss there was once fullness, thank God for the full times.
I think this Mother's Day is my best ever, my family has been reunited.
This Mothers Day
I can look at proofs and not cry.Because I love and am loved in return. There is nothing richer than that.
Happy Mothers Day.