MY Best Shot

Harrison and I spent a few hours in his room the other day - just being together. Out of it came fun, silliness and quiet.

I captured these two images in the quiet moment. They are not the best of me, [my self-loathing voice would tell you all my flaws despite that I have no makeup on. I always wear mascara due to my blonde eyelashes.] but they captured a pure moment of mother and son. And they captured the soul of
who we are.

Mother and Son.

I already see myself in him - not just physical features, but temperament. Yet, he is very much his own person and it's hard to fathom that this little boy lying next to me in this moment is only 3-years-old. He is filled with wonder, excitement, energy and curiosity. (Did I mention energy?) He wakes up talking and goes to sleep singing. he has reminded me to see the world through a child's eyes again. To slow down, to take it all in for the first time - again.

The fact is, I'm not a photogenic person. There's nothing wrong with that; some people just aren't. There are beautiful people that don't transfer well to the printed image; others - not at all beautiful by the world's standards - are captivating in images. Regardless, Harrison (and I) need some pictures of us together. And I love the realness of these photos.

I see my flaws, he sees my beauty. I often hear, "Mommy, yours hair is pretty", "I like yours necklace, Mommy, you're pretty", "Mommy, you look pretty today". He reminds me that there is more than meets the eye. That what is inside reflects on what is outside, what I see in the mirror and WHO I am are two different things.

I love this little person with all my being.

I am truly blessed.


iMother2.0 said...

'He wakes up talking and goes to sleep singing. he has reminded me to see the world through a child's eyes again. To slow down, to take it all in for the first time - again.'

How beautiful...and you are too

Schotzy said...

I'd have to agree, you are both beautiful and such wondeful, simple, yet luscious memories captured!

Kara said...

Love the B&W - so lovely and innocent :)

Anonymous said...

Children see right through the soul so if he says you're pretty, well that's the truth.

Brittany said...

I absolutely love this!

Cara said...

What a beautiful post with great pictures of beautiful people.
I look at my boys all the time and can't believe how much I love them and how blessed I am to have them.

ELK said...

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Jaimee said...

Your post reminds me of myself! I hate pictures of myself and rarely take any...but, I always have this nagging in the back of my mind reminding me that I need those pictures with my sons!

These pictures (and you!) are beautiful! Awesome moments like these need to be captured!

Jen said...

I feel the same way. Eventhough, I think most people hate seeing themselves in photos. I love that second picture and I think you are totally photogenic!!

Cerulean Bill said...

I know that self-loathing voice. But I also know this: that's a marvelous photograph - warm and comfortable. Harrison's a lucky child.

Christina said...

Oh wow, what a perfect post! I'm nodding along to every word.

And you are beautiful.

KG said...

You really shouldn't be such a Debbie Downer about yourself! I realize that isn't the point of your post, but still - you're totally hawt.

And it's a fantastic pair of images of mother and son. He's wonderful.

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