This Parade of Mothers post is a small tribute to mothers, on Mother’s Day, 2016. All the images in the slide show below are taken from family portraits over the years. In almost every family portrait session, there are some shots of mother with daughter (s), mother with son (s) father with daughter(s), father with son(s) (Father’s Day will see a post titled Parade of Fathers).
We are all born of mothers. I once heard somebody say ‘we are all born alone, and we die alone.’ I couldn’t help but ask if we are born alone, where were our mothers at the time? The bond between a mother and child is perhaps the most significant bond any human being will form and lays the foundation for healthy attachments, and healthy separations, throughout our lives. Mother’s Day is too paltry an acknowledgement of what mothers really do, day in, day out, month after month, year after year. And yet, it is what our culture affords us. Still, in our hearts, we can think of our mother, many times a month, if not a day, and say, if even we may have been undeserving of less than loving treatment, ‘I love you.’ It is not the love we receive that fills us, and heals us, but, rather, the love we give.
A Parade of Mothers