I’m feeling a little bit weepy and emotional about Mother’s Day this year. With this mom holiday weekend and Eva having a birthday in exactly a month, I can’t help but to reflect on our past three years together. When Eva was born, I worked at a local ad agency and I was away from her 40+ hours a week. A year and a half ago, I quit my job to spend more time with her, and make a living as a freelance designer. This was a huge leap of faith, and I feel so very thankful and lucky that it’s working out as well as it is.
Every time we walk through our neighborhood, draw on our sidewalk, or snuggle over Shel Silverstein poems, I feel overcome with happiness. I don’t have the words to fully express how much I love my daughter. Only that I feel very very lucky to be her mama, and keep a schedule that affords me so much time with her. I swear, spending quality time with your child is serotonin inducing!
These photos were taken a few weeks ago when Eva and I were walking home from our neighborhood park. She noticed this pansy growing out of the pavement, and it just absolutely delighted her. She insisted that we give it and drink, and now every time we pass it on the sidewalk we have to say hello to “our special flower.”
I hope you have a beautiful weekend and are able to get in some family time. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas out there!
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All photos taken by yours truly.