The Gallery: Motherhood

15 06 2010

Just taking a quick moment while Piran plays with his Grandma downstairs to post my entry to The Gallery this week. We are having a lovely break so far, the weather is mostly behaving itself and it fills my heart every day to see Piran playing with his family and how much they adore him.

I have spent ages thinking about this week’s prompt. I really didn’t think that I had the image that encapsulates ‘Motherhood’ for me. I considered using a picture of my mum, then just one of Piran. I think part of the problem is that this is all still so new to me, I know that there is no way that I can truly understand motherhood at all yet. My mum however, she has been through it all and is just the most wonderful person I know.

But this morning while I was trying to find a photograph of her I remembered a video clip that I have on the computer. I mentioned this video and why I love it so much in my top 5 moments of 2009. When I became a mum it was not all plain sailing (I don’t think it is for anyone) but I constantly felt wrong, that I didn’t love Piran in the right way, that I didn’t feel like I was supposed to feel. Then I saw this video of me playing with him and it all became clear, I was watching a mum playing with her son. Every bit of love I had for him at that moment shines through in my voice, my actions and my face.

So here, thanks to a bit of jiggery pokery is a still picture of Piran and I from that video.

Tara will have the linky up tomorrow. If you don’t join in (or if you do) I would recommend checking out the pictures this week, I think it is going to be an amazing one.

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