Our morning coffee sometimes comes to us in the late afternoon, while the little ones nap and the big kids play (quietly, we hope!). Our days are long, sometimes appearing endless or redundant… or both. But we are planting seeds in the hearts of little souls, investing in them, all of our hopes and dreams and love. Mothering isn’t always easy – or beautiful, it is often messy and loud… but it is absolutely the most important job in the world.
I am so lucky to be surrounded by beautiful mommas who love, encourage and inspire me in ways that I was unaware I even needed. My friend Maria is one of those mommas… she is such an involved, gentle and loving mom to her sweet children, and I am so thankful for her friendship. She invited me into her home to capture a little glimpse of their normal day-to-day living. These moments are so small, but make life worth living. Little things, like playing pretend with our children, listening to their stories and ideas, answering their questions, meeting their needs… comforting sad hearts or disappointments… Maria does it all with grace and I adore how she loves her littles!