Today's Mamma Anthology is by talented photographer and friend, Sharon of Sharon Covert Photography. I had the honor of meeting Sharon through an online photography class I took in January and though miles apart and having never actually spoken to one another in person, I can tell she is a kindred spirit and I am enamoured with her work - her photos are beautifully moving. She has an eye for telling the everyday with such reverence. And her post today is no exception - when I first got her email, I couldn't help but feel the strong current of love she has for her children.
Additional links are provided at the end of the post so you can follow her most recent work.
Thank you, Sharon, for sharing your beauty and honesty. I am honored.
My Dearest Linhsey,
Words can never fully express the gratitude, or thankfulness that I have that you are in my life. To think that out of all the mothers and all the daughters in the world, we were chosen for each other!
You have taught me so much in your 7 years of life.
I had to learn patience. I stared at your picture every day with so much hope and anticipation, love & tear-filled eyes, wondering when we would meet and be united.
I learned that some things were out of my control, and that’s okay.
I learned that any preconceived ideas I had about having a little girl were just plain silly!
I learned to embrace you as you are….pure beauty, full of emotion, athletic, sprightly, confident on the outside, sensitive on the inside, fiery and spirited, yet an old soul.
I can’t imagine you any other way.
You sometimes think I saved you in some way, but sweet L, it is you who saved I. I needed you more than you could ever know….
and I will love you always.
My Dearest Gene,
Not a day goes by that I am not completely and profoundly proud of the young man you have become.
The days of you being a little boy will forever be etched in my mind and heart, but here before me stands a young man who possesses many talents, a loving and gentle heart, a gentleman, someone who is clever and astute, a loving big brother and role model, my son.
I hope you never stop creating no matter what it be. You have the power to change the world. You are important and you matter, and you have a voice that needs to be heard whether it be through your music, your art, your words, your creations.
I love you and everything that you are. You made me a mother, and for that I am forever grateful.
I love you always.
Sites I Dig
The Road is Home
The Seed & Plate
Sharon Covert Photography
The Define School
The Noisy Plume
Sarah Gee Photography
Fox & Owl Studio
The Stork and The Beanstalk
Mellow Yellow Photography
A Simple Little Journal
What I've Been Reading
The Girls by Emma Cline
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Never Broken by Jewel
Hold Still by Sally Mann