They say you can never truly be grateful for something until you've experienced it. Until now I was always so thankful for my own mom and knew she was an amazing mother, but it wasn't until Olive Mae came into the world did I truly become fully aware of the sacrifices she made to be the amazing woman she is and was to my sister and I. (This is my mom with Olive.)
Let's be honest, being a mom is hard. I occasionally get to shower on my own. I'm lucky if I made it to all three meals. I find even going to the bathroom a challenge, and yes I have held my little girl once while going, TMI...maybe..but probably not to other mama's out there. Haha. Every day is a sacrifice of what I want/need to do to what Olive must have from only me. Even though it is so hard to be the only one to meet some of her needs it is so sweet that she needs me.
I have started full blow back to work this past month and it has been such a bitter sweet thing. I ADORE my job and LOVE being able to go on the adventures all the weddings and shoots take me to. I love being able to breath fresh air, to bask in God's creation without having to worry about when Olive needs to go to sleep next or needs a diaper change. Yet, I miss her every moment I'm gone.
Just yesterday I had a stunning shoot in Castle Rock. It was so beautiful and I worked with a lovely couple, but I came home to my sweet little girl very much missing me. She was very fussy for dad, but calmed and cooed the instant she got to my arms. Mm, it was so sweet.
(Here is an iphone shot of the landscape from yesterday)
This is my life right now: I'm a full time beauty capturer but I'm a full time mama to this beautiful soul.
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