With my first Mother’s Day tomorrow, I thought it would be a good time to get a couple “Three Generation” photos. So, I asked my mom to come over, dressed little Rosemary up in one of her few non-pajama outfits that isn’t too big, and got a few photos of the three of us!
I am very lucky to still have my mom around and to be able to capture this three generation photo. In fact, it’s my relationship with my mom that ultimately made me feel like maybe I could be a mom myself. As my mom can attest, I’ve never had much of a maternal bone in my body. I never liked dolls. I didn’t like babysitting. I typically wrote friends with kids off as “never gonna see them again!” I could go on, but probably shouldn’t. So, when the prospect of having children started looming (as it does in your late twenties), I wasn’t really sure if it was in the cards for me. But here I was, with a great relationship with my own mom, and I thought that it might be nice to have that when I was older.
My mom is a superhero mom. She’s raised three kids during various financial and personal situations, and continues to be one of the strongest people I’ve ever met. She constantly thinks of other people, and while I may not be the best at it, she always taught me the value of kindness over all else. I can always count on her to be there when I need her (almost to a fault – I might find out later that she ditched something important to be there!). I’ve always felt safe to confess any embarrassments or wrong doings to her without fear of judgment. She’s always encouraged me to pursue all sorts of interests, and always thought I was cool even when neither me nor my interests were even remotely cool. She’s always up for a mother-daughter trip, which I am so glad we’ve taken over the past couple of years.
Any confidence I have to be true to myself I’ve learned from my mom (and dad, of course). I hope I can be the strong, supportive mom to Rosemary that my mom has always been for me!
…and since we had people there to take photos, we went ahead and snapped some of Chris and I with Rosemary and mom and dad with Rosemary!