Saturday, May 8, 2010

For A + D, with love

Seven and a half years ago I embarked on a journey
that changed me in ways I failed to imagine.



Because imagination, for all it's beauty and richness, lacks the capacity to conjure
anything so deeply satisfying as the love of a mother for her children.




I look at you, two tender souls.




You give your trust, your forgiveness, your hearts without question.





Lately, at night, I've said a prayer.
A prayer that I will always be present for you when you need to be seen.
That I will listen quietly as you speak your truth.
And that when the road ahead gets rough, as it will, I will provide a soft place for you to fall.




  How can I ever express how much you mean to me?
You have brought me the greatest joy I have known in this life.
The gift of being a mother.  
 
 
 
 
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28 comments:

  1. Kristin, that was really really lovely.
    Your children look just like you.

    Namaste

    Marika

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  2. they are both beautiful, and they do look like you.
    I am so happy for you that you have such two lovely beings. it is obvious how wonderful they and you are.

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  3. Aww! What adorable kiddos!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. Gorgeous photos. It really is the best thing, isn't it. Happy Mothers Day!

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  5. Kristin, you have summed up mommyhood in those few words: that I will always be present for you when you need to be seen.

    That's it. You got it.

    And damnit, you made me cry too!

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  7. Those are fabulous, gorgeous photos! Beautifully expressed sentiments too! Happy Mother's Day!

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  8. what Suzyhayze said summed it up

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  9. Great photos, great sentiments, those two are really the spitting image.

    AV

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  10. Gorgeous Kids Kristin, gorgeous post - how lucky your kids are. Happy Mother's Day (for the future, already happening here) xx

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  11. What beautiful kids! Wow. Great photos.

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  12. Just beautiful, happy mothers day :-) x

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  13. Lovely. Happy Mother's Day Kristin. How gorgeous are you kids? Especially your little girl, she is just a doll!!

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  14. Thinking of you...wishing you a Happy Happy Day. Thanks for all your kind words this last month.

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  15. Beautiful children.
    Beautiful mother.

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  16. A gift that isn't given lightly but seems to be taken very lightly by some. If only more mothers thought like you.

    Beautifully written, as always.

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  17. Kristin - such lovely photos - such lovely kids! and such a lovely mom - Hope your day was lovely as well!
    M

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  18. Thanks everyone. I think the little ones are pretty damn cute myself. That's my objective opinion.

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  19. Such gorgeous kids and such a wonderful mom. Happy mother's day!

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  20. A wonderful mum and her two beautiful children! = A perfect life!
    Happy Mother's Day

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  21. So beautiful. Kiddies look just like mommy!

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  22. So beautiful!!! Happy Late Mother's Day!

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  23. What gorgeous photos - the genes are strong huh? (I only say these things cos NONE of my three look like me - not even a bit)

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  24. Beautiful post, beautiful photos, beautiful children even more beautiful mother xxx

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  25. Gorgeous photos, your kids are so adorable :)

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