This one is for the Mamas.
For all the times you told me, “just photograph them, not me.” I hope you can see how beautiful you are.
To the Mamas that are helping me raise my babies, like they’re their babies. Thank you.
To the first time Mamas…
the soon to be Mamas…
who are navigating infancy and the wonderment of motherhood, welcome to this tribe.
To Mamas who birthed their babies with their bodies, and to the Mamas who wished for their babies in their hearts…
Welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas that have jobs that change the world, and are raising future women whose lives will be better because of you…
Welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas who do it all and give it their all, alone. I salute you. Welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas bathed in early morning sunlight, pulling babies from beds, wiping noses, heading to work, and making it home in time to cook dinner, do homework, and read bed time stories…
to the Mamas whose got double the news during that first 8 week sonogram, and celebrate the beauty within our special children.
I salute you. Welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas who left their own Mamas to follow their dreams, making their neighbors and friends their family…
and the Mamas celebrating a new arrival, while holding tightly to their first baby- braving the ebb and flow of life, welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas whom have declared this last baby, their last baby….
and the Mamas who make their children their first priority, I salute you. Welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas that made me laugh so hard during our time together that time outs had to be taken…
and to the Mamas juggling it all while in heels, I salute you. Welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas of all boys, the queens of your homes, welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas that take emergency phone calls from other Mamas- wearing the hats of doctor, friend, spouse, lawyer, and so much more.
I salute you and I thank you. Welcome to this tribe.
To the Mamas who wanted her babies first birthday to be a moment wear time stopped…welcome to this tribe.
And to my own Mama who helps me be a better Mama. Thank you for welcoming me into this tribe.
To the babies who made me a Mama, thank you, you made me apart of this tribe.
You’ve made life more beautiful.
To all of the Mamas who don’t hear it often enough, you make the world more colorful…
and more amazing with your generous spirits.
Welcome to this tribe of motherhood. And thank you for allowing me to capture your beauty.
Happy Mother’s Day.