Talk about a time warp, huh? First one is a 'self portrait' that I did; got myself ready, made sure the boy was napped and fed so he'd be in a good mood, cleared off the bed, opened the window for nice natural light, set the camera up on the tripod and took a few self-timed photos. Mark was in Saudi at that time, so I had to solo it. I know I took this one right around Mother's Day and the year was 1992. That boy just loved to chew on that finger!
Fast forward fifteen years and we have the next one. Tried to do an inverse realtionship in the composition, but co-operation isn't something that teenagres are known for! Also had to direct the hubby to take this one, and even though I had the original photo handy, I couldn't get him to get the camera angle I was looking for. Ah well, so be it. This is as good as it gets, which is what life is all about.
Life is about learning to enjoy the detours along the way and realizing that you need to embrace the, "this is as good as it gets" before you can be at peace with it. And know that, it is indeed good.
Happy Mother's Day to all of my fellow madres!