Happy Mother’s Day!!! I hope all of you mamas out there are feeling extra appreciated today. As looked through pictures of me and my girls this morning on my computer I realized there was only 1 of me and my mom together when I was a child. It reminded me of an awesome blog post by Allison Tate that I came across a few months ago. I really identified, as so many moms out there I’m sure can too, with that feeling of pride and joy in my kids and the thrill in capturing those special moments in pictures. There are so many reasons we don’t end up in the picture ourselves. Maybe it’s just part of being Mom; having the initiative to take those pictures in the first place leaves us naturally behind the camera not in front. And I won’t rule out that little voice in the back of my mind that reminds me that I’m not wearing make up or didn’t brush my hair today or that my face is just too tired for a picture.
The thing is, Allison really hit the nail on the head, none of this matters to our kids. That’s what’s so awesome about the endless pure love they have for us as parents. The essay she wrote really reminded me of how special those few pictures I have with my mom are. I want these two little girls to not only have great memories of growing up but also pictures to remember it all by…and that means I have to be better about handing the camera over to someone else now and again!
Naturally, I was thrilled when I found out Sprout was launching a Mother’s Day campaign that celebrates and supports all moms and inspires them to get IN the picture! To participate you need to upload a picture of you and your kids to Instagram (free!) and in the description put #MomIsHere. There’s even a contest with prizes so be sure to check out Sprout’s Facebook page for more info!!
I can’t wait to see your awesome shots! I uploaded this one with my Gia. I was pregnant with Bianca and this was a really special moment in our lives.