Fount Overflowing | From Your Editors

November 23, 2017

Motherhood photography by Betsy Blue and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0003

 

Image by Betsy Blue

The words gratitude, thankfulness and gratefulness come from the Latin word gratus, which mean “thankful; a feeling of appreciation felt by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity and is felt toward the giver of such gifts”.  Here at Fount, we are overflowing with thankfulness and appreciation for the gifts that our photographers and readers bestow on us each day.  We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for each of you. Our photographers trust us to share their images and stories in a way that touches our readers and reminds us of the treasure of motherhood.  Our readers trust us to share images and stories that leave them encouraged and strengthened to face the challenges of motherhood as well as to cherish its joys.

This Thanksgiving we’re thankful for the joys and blessings of motherhood…

For the first moments of awareness of the gift that is to come,

For stretch marks and wiggles,

For strong kicks and gentle rolls,

For the world that is our own, just the two of us as we wait for you to arrive.
Motherhood photography by Nikki Santerre and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0004

Image by Nikki SanterreMotherhood photography by Momento Cativo and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0001

 

Image by Momento Cativo

We’re thankful for sticky fingers and chubby toes,

For the tiny cries of a newborn and the sweet sound of a sleeping child breathing deeply,

For jelly fingerprints on the wall and legos on the floor,

For little faces that look up to ours and hands that reach out to be held.

We’re thankful for being able to hold you tightly when you’re little

and loosely as you grow older,

and for the weight of you in our hearts and our hands.

Motherhood photography by Betsy Blue and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0002

Image by Betsy Blue

We’re thankful for the pitter patter of feet getting into mischief

and the pounding of feet running in and out the door for the millionth time,

For the piles of laundry that will someday cease

And the piles of dishes too,

For homes that are noisy and chaotic just before dinner

And the beautiful silence when all the children are in bed,

For the belly laughs and giggles,

For endless questions and indignant little voices sharing their demands.Motherhood photography by Samantha Kirk and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0002

 

Image by Samantha Kirk

We’re grateful for bathtime and bubbles,

and the smell of clean babies,

For the sweet glances backward as our teenagers walk out the door,

and the quick hugs that come when it’s not cool to hug us anymore,

For the highs and even the lows of this journey.

This journey has changed us and molded us.

For all these gifts and more, we’re a fount overflowing.
Your Fount Editors… Tiffany and MonicaMotherhood photography by Betsy Blue and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0001

 

Image by Betsy BlueMotherhood photography by Nikki Santerre and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0003

 

Image by Nikki Santerre

 

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