Today I got to take my Mom’s portraits in my “makeshift” home studio.
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac
I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. ~Renita Weems
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune. ~Graycie Harmon
Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray
Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world. ~Kate Douglas Wiggin
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb
The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated. ~Washington Irving
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls
The best conversations with mothers always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks. ~Carrie Latet
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey
No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln
The photo below was us at the end of the session. After 2 hours of helping me clean my house she still sat for portraits with a smile. Isn’t she just a beautiful mom?
Yes, she is. Inside and out!
A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. ~Victoria Secunda