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a normal day

On October 18th, my daughter was born and I became the mother of three children. Hundreds of miles away, on the same day, another baby girl was born and another woman added the third child to her family. We were complete strangers at that time, but our love of photography and family brought us together. We started to have a conversation about motherhood with images, because we tell stories with our cameras. Since some tales are so similar, and some are not, we decided to collaborate and share a photo a week from a normal day as a mother to three.

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”         – Mary Jean Irion


sometimes they try to shut you out, closing doors on you.  but you are fierce.  you have a voice that must be heard.  and they almost always listen and let you in.  i hope you never lose that power.

photo by Heather Robinson

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When I see you two, I am so complete. The way you look out for her. Your concern for her safety. You run to her room every morning, and ask where she is the moment you get home from school. You are unbelievably thoughtful. I think this is a gift you’ll give to all those a bit smaller than you. Your protection. Your love.

photo by Olivia Gatti of Click Click Love

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