I feel so blessed to have a mother who spent my childhood days loving me.  She was always coming up with ways to be creative and it shaped who I am and what I do.  Most important of all, she showed me how to be a loving mother.  I hope I’m half the Gee Gee she is one day (a very, very long time from now).  Thanks Mom.

Being a mom is more than I ever imagined it would be. It’s both exhilarating and exhausting, funny and somber, and every other emotion in between that God gave us.   They make me laugh more than they make me cry.  I’ve learned to forgive the lack of sleep and the constant worry that started the day those two little lines popped up.  I’m happy it will never go away, the worry, because it means they are loved.  And so am I.  They love me like no other, but I love them more. They are crazy and fun and they make my heart swell constantly.

I also have the greatest professional job in the world.  I witness love, mothers and children, women in the moment they become a mother….and it is amazing.  So, so many beautiful moments this year.  I hope I’ve captured them with integrity.  Thank you to my clients for sharing your moments with me.  Here are just a few of my favorites in a little slideshow:

[Photos of my family courtesy of Sara Lopez.  If you have trouble viewing the embedded slideshow, click here to view full screen.]

Happy Mother’s Day!