Mom’s Day is a couple sets of 24 hours away. Sort of sad that we only take one day out of the 365 to say thanks for all that our mothers do for us. But it’s a time to acknowledge and give thanks for all of the things that go unnoticed.
It’s fitting that I just shot a unique session of a mother and daughter’s love. Brook and Bella have been in front of my camera since Miss Blue Eyes was six months old. But this time around, the spotlight rested on her mom.
Brook is one day away from becoming a registered nurse.
Nobody said these last few years would be easy.
Lots of books, and lots of lost sleep, but lots of love.
That’s why she can say she’s graduating with honors tomorrow.
And there’s a sweet girl full of spunk that’s met her at the door every night when those classes finally finished for the day.
That’s what moms do, you know. They ground themselves with hard work and dedication so they can anchor their littles when they soar. A mother’s fuel is the little smiles, the little pudgy hands that reach for them every night. That’s what makes them keep going long after exhaustion has hit.
They’ve got a better world to make for their children, and nothing will stop them from pouring out all they have to make it happen.
And that’s why we love them so.
That’s why we’re proud to call them ours.
That’s what makes it all worth more than gold.