I have been drowning in busy season. I have barely had time to pick up my camera for any personal projects at all, but every once in a while, even with clients waiting and the phone ringing and emails lining up to be answered, you have to stop and remind yourself what’s important. That you’ll never have this day again with your child. And do you want them to remember the stressed, hurried, frazzled mama? Or the mama who always made time for them, who always made their little jokes and stories seem like the most important thing in the world?
I’m trying real hard to be that second type of mama.
I’m not always doing a good job.
But I’m trying.
Isn’t it funny the things that we think we’re teaching our kids, when all the while, they’re the ones teaching us?
The good news is – tomorrow is brand new. Whatever you’re struggling with today, whatever is burying you and making you that first type of mama, it’s okay. Nobody’s perfect. Nobody is that second type of mama all the time. Give yourself some grace. Oprah says when you know better, you do better. And tomorrow, give yourself the chance to do better.
I realized like three days ago that I can’t count. Last post, I included 8 images instead of 7, so the first one here is a repeat. We’ll just pretend it didn’t take me so long to figure that out. Let’s play catch up!
42: I don’t want this to turn into a novel, and this definitely isn’t a paid endorsement or anything, but ABCMouse.com is seriously one of the best investments we’ve made in a good long while. He loves it, and wants to do it constantly, even right before bed when he’s supposed to be brushing his teeth.
These are sessions that are very near and dear to my heart. Remember the importance of getting in the frame with your kids and being present, not only in their lives and the memories they carry with them, but also in their tangible heirlooms. I would love to be your personal family historian. Send me a message and let’s chat about doing a personalized documentary style session with your family!
Jo Truncali is the premiere Beaumont lifestyle & documentary-style family photographer. Serving all of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, including but not limited to Beaumont, Houston, Lake Charles and surrounding areas. Available for travel worldwide.