“Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.” ~Alvin Toffler
Henry had a birthday in October, and Will’s birthday is quickly approaching in December. If someone would have told me fifteen years ago as I waited for the birth of my first child what my life would be like as a parent today, I don’t think I would have believed that person. Back then, I couldn’t imagine life with a baby, let alone a teenager and a tween. And even now, in the every day struggles and achievements, I forget about what amazing creatures these two are. Will likes to research and get the right answer. Henry likes to imagine and create. As I watch them grow, I realize I can take no credit for the unique beings they are. I can only take care of them, worry over them, and love them. Life with kids can drag on in the day-to-day rhythms, but it flies by with every birthday and milestone. It has been good to take time out each month and document their growth and individuality as well as to dwell on them, remembering how much I love them and how proud I am to be their mama.
We have arrived at month twelve of the One Kid, One Roll, Once a Month blog circle! I am so excited that so many other moms have stuck with it to do this project. It has been an amazing year of growth and discovery! I thank everyone who participated in the blog circle. I hope you’ll take a look at some of their images. Up next is the inspiring Jackie Cuervo.
Want to see earlier sessions in my One Kid, One Roll, Once a Month Project? You can find them here.
I created these images with my Contax 645 and Kodak Tri-X 400 and natural light.