“This submission was a joy to review! In a way, it really does show motherhood and marriage full circle. At the beginning there were just two ~ there are images in this submission that reflect the joy this husband and wife bring to each other. Then there are images of Suzy with her son. Few relationships rival the depth of love that exists between a mother and a child. It is clear that Suzy is enthralled with her little boy and the smiles on his face throughout the images show that he returns the adoration. Joy also abounds in the images of the three of them showing the boundless love they have for each other. And then, back to where it all started… husband and wife, the foundation of this sweet family. We loved that this submission showed the depths of the most important relationships for this mother while keeping her at the forefront of all of the images.” Your Fount Editors
“To me, motherhood is by no means always beautiful, filled with laughter, or flowery. As a new mom, much of the first few months of my baby’s life was spent worrying and struggling to just figure out how to keep my baby alive while staying sane. My mind felt scattered, I couldn’t focus, I felt undesirable, and sometimes downright ugly. But slowly I began to realize that, no matter what I did, my baby would move on and grow into a new stage of life on his own time. When my son began to learn to do things on this own, even without my help, I realized that everything would be OK. I’m far from completely being able to let go, but I’ve come to truly understand what it means when people say that all babies, and all moms, are different and unique in their own way.
Now that my son is turning one, I’m beginning to truly embrace motherhood. That’s not to say that things are any easier now, but I’m coming to terms with understanding sacrificial love while trying to enjoy these special moments with my son as time quickly flies by. It’s amazing to witness your child growing up before your eyes, and even to see the transformation your spouse goes through to fit into his role as a new dad. No one is perfect and we all do the best that we can do to survive. Now that I know we will survive, I feel that I can breathe out and enjoy (loosely speaking) what is to still to come.” Suzy, Mother