Category Archives: personal

Today

I hope that on this day you smile.  That, regardless of whether you’re celebrating a holiday, regardless of your religion, regardless of what is going on in your life, that you’re able find something today that gives you joy.  That, between the messages we receive about what this day should be and everything we’re told […]

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One Year

One year ago, I wondered who you’d be.   What you’d be named.  Whether you’d match up to the vision I had in my head of a female version of your brother:  dark hair, big brown eyes and olive skin.  I imaged your fat little hands and the creases in your legs where the skin just couldn’t contain the […]

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A Letter to My Parents

Thirty-eight years ago, at around 5 pm, a doctor proclaimed, “It’s a girl!” then handed over a tiny little baby, your firstborn. Now that I’m a mom, I know just how amazing that moment is – how powerful it is to experience having created that life. And how it changes you in a very profound […]

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6 Months

The other day I took you on a  walk.  You were strapped to me – your legs around my waist and your head resting on my chest.  As I walked around the block on an oddly mild June day, your tiny little body perfectly nestled into mine, I found myself thinking, were I younger and […]

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Getting Back on the Horse

For the past two years I’ve donated a session to my son’s school fundraiser auction. A few weeks ago the families that won those sessions (one last year and one this year) collected on them. It was a perfect spring day but, truthfully, I felt rusty.  I’ve put my photography on hold and I felt […]

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