“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
There is nothing more beloved to me than my children. I will never forget spending a morning in an early childhood education class with a newborn and two-year-old child in my arms, and hearing the quote “Motherhood is the toughest job you will ever love“. How true those words have proven to be!
Today, as I watched my daughter perform in her final elementary school play it was hard not to let tears well up in my eyes. It felt like just yesterday when they were starting kindergarten and now my son is already almost six feet tall and in 7th grade and my daughter only has a few months left of elementary school.
The greatest gift I’ve ever had in my entire life is being a mom and I am absolutely blessed to have had so much time spent at home raising my children. Yes, there have been many days when I wish I could pull out that old dusty pantsuit out of the closet and go to work again and not deal with the busy, sometimes chaotic life of parenting. But when I look back upon the years of raising my children, I am often filled with an overwhelming love, nostalgia and sense of pride. It isn’t easy being a parent in today’s world. But it is the best job I’ll ever have.
My son being a carefree kid…
My daughter watching the sunset…
Climbing a tree…Looking for loons… A sunset bike ride with mom…
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved.
These pictures are breathtaking! I adore your sentiment of being a mom ❤ You captured such beautiful moments- thank you for sharing!
Thanks so much! Yes it is a special gift! 🙂
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Thank you kindly!
Beloved, indeed. Nice photos for the challenge.
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The light and coloring in these photos is simply splendid.
Love the colorful silhouettes. It takes great strength to be a parent but there is no greater reward in life than the love of your beloved children #blessed
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Wonderfully reflective photos — it is amazing sometimes how you turn around and it seems that years have flown by!
Yes it is isn’t it?
GREAT pics! Capturing the sentiment exactly.
Thanks so much for the comment!