Everything is Mama
For a long time I’ve been tossing around the idea of trying to chronicle my everyday life as a first time mom with my little dude. Oddly enough, even though I love taking pictures (especially pictures of my baby boy) I was always a little apprehensive about wanting to keep a camera in his face. I felt like it took me out of the moment somehow. It got me to thinking, however, maybe that little feeling of uncertainty, of nervousness about whether or not I should snap a photo is actually the little hint I should be taking to go for it. Every mother goes back and forth with this, photographer or not. We want to take a picture of every day, every second, just in case. Just in case I forget, just in case I want to look back, and I’ll say it: just in case something bad happens (I will openly admit that I have an often crippling anxiety that makes me think “those” thoughts too. and that’s ok Mamas!) There’s nothing wrong with wanting to preserve whatever moments we get our hands on. I finally found a place in my head and my heart where just following him around and snapping will bring me the most joy without the bothersome “what-ifs.”
If you’d let me, I’d like to share those moments with you, for no other reason than seeing the good days when you’re worried, and seeing and sharing the bad days when you’re frustrated can only bring about more good, and peace, and a stronger mother village for all us. This, as everything else in life, will be a continued work in progress.
From my heart to yours.