My little mother is a dynamo. I kid you not when I say that not one single soul who knows her would disagree. She runs big business in a man's industry, she stands up for what she believes in, and she pushes girl power in a million ways. This woman laughs with her whole heart, smiles with her whole face, feels with her whole self, and has more passion for life in her pinkie finger than some whole populations.
She is so many things to so many people. She is a best friend, a wife, a boss, a mother, an-eventual-grandmother-if-one-of-us-could-just-get-it-together-already. She is the roaring laughter that no one can miss. She is the person who will talk readily about any subject, who is ready to learn and to educate at all times. She is the woman who will happily follow a teetering toddler around for hours, exclaiming with astonishment at their amazing ability to smile, dance, or eat.
Legitimately and in all seriousness, this woman is the light of my life. She has taught me to find entertainment in the smallest joys of life. I find myself drawn to the woods because of the silence combined with the infinite things to look at, both large and small. Recently, Mom and I went for a short hike on our property and she stood at the base of a tree for a solid ten minutes just staring straight up to the top. She swore it was the tallest tree she has ever seen on PEI. We talked about that tree for hours after. A tall tree, in a forest of other trees, completely inconspicuous- the nugget of happiness she found in the forest that day. She lives for life's simple pleasures and she has taught me to as well.
My mother is special. She has fostered and nurtured love and respect throughout my life. She has taught me lessons she intended to and others without intention.
This blog post was meant to tie into how photos are a beautiful gift. They genuinely are. But I got onto talking about the person I love instead. Whoops! Moms are most likely to be behind the camera, taking care of the behind the scenes and we need to get them in front of the camera instead. It's Mother's Day. Celebrate your mom first, do her favors and treat her like a queen. Then, maybe get a family photo shoot for her. From myself. Of course.
I'm an outdoors loving, animal obsessed, nuggets of happiness driven 27 year old woman. Here are my thoughts on the beauty I've encountered. Enjoy!