The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed,
but the mother, never.
A mother is something
~Chandra Mohan Jain
In everyone’s life,
at some time,
our inner fire flickers
as if to go out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter
with another human being.
We should be thankful
for those people who
rekindle the inner spirit.
~Edited and adapted quote by Albert Schweitzer
This is an old photo of my daughter and I; she was about 2 years old when it was taken by her dad who was experimenting with special effects in his dark room. It has always been one of my favorite captures of the two of us, and so I’m posting it today as a tribute to all the “special effects” she has brought and continues to bring into our lives. It was her birth 5 days before my 30th birthday that rekindled my imperiled inner spirit, and so I celebrate her life today and every day! What an amazing gift from God she was and is! Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord. ~Psalm 113:9 ✝
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace!
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Happy mother’s day to you! This is beautiful picture and you haven’t changed a hair.. still SO beautiful, graceful and radiating the Proverbs 31 woman in all things. 🙂
Thank you for the kind and gracious words, but I’m afraid much more than a hair has changed because there is this old lady with lots of wrinkles that lives in my mirror these days. I hope you’ve had a splendid day. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
Sweet post Natalie … love your expression of love for your daughter and the heartwarming photo xxx
Thank you, Liana. My daughter is now and has always been my prize! She is actually the one who brought me back into the Lord’s keeping. My faith journey had been derailed for some time, and she was instrumental in getting me back on track. I hope you have had a good day. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
What a beautiful testimony Natalie 🙂
God is so good! Blessings to you and yours, Natalie. XO
He is indeed, Bette! Sending blessings to you and yours as well. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
indeed a hot mama Natalie 🙂
I hope today was great!!
I did have a good day. I hope yours was too. Hugs, Natalie 🙂
Happy Mother’s day to you my dear. I miss seeing you but love that we stay in touch trough emails and your blog. Being a Mother is a special thing. Hugs
Well hello, missy! I miss seeing you too. So good to hear from you. I do hope you have a wonderful Mother’s day. Love, N
Thank you, Hope. I hope you’ve had a wonderful day! Hugs, Natalie 🙂
A great photo there Natalie. I do hope your Mothers day brought you even more love and happiness.
Thanks, Laurence! I did have a lovely Mother’s Day filled with lots of happiy moments. I hope you have a splendid week in Rooville. Cheers and hugs, Natalie 🙂
You’re welcome Natalie, I’m glad you had a good day. All well in Rooville.
Such a Great post on this very Special Day by an affectionate and proud Mother!
Love the double portrait you included and the Dad’s techniques … You both look so beautiful and cheerful ! Your post made me a happier Mother !
Warm Wishes and Love , Doda 🙂 xoxoxo
Why thanks, Doda. My baby girl, who’s 41 now by the way, has always made me proud and loving her has been the easiest thing I’ve ever had to do. I’m so glad you had a happy Mother’s Day too and hope you have a wonderful week coming your way. Hugs and love, Natalie 🙂
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