I know I am not alone when I say I have noticed myself starting to shy away from the camera. I do not by any means refuse to get in front of the camera, but I have noticed myself opting out more than I should. I often times feel silly things, like I don't look good enough for photos, I should loose a couple extra pounds, my roots are showing or any number of lame excuses. As the resident family photographer I have made a concerted effort over the past month to ask for my photo to be taken in particular with Jasper. I realize the importance of Jasper having photos of himself with me and I don't want Jasper growing up asking, "why is Mom not in the photos?"
For Mother's Day we had impromptu photo shoot in our neighborhood and even though I could easily rattle off ten different things I don't like about me in the photos I will cherish these moments captured with my cute boy. I am grateful for the genuine smile streaked across my face and for a heart bursting with happiness, love and pride for this charming little boy. Because at the end of the day all he sees when he looks into my eyes is not my imperfections, but love. Spending my days enveloped in his zest for life and big personality makes me the luckiest woman on the planet.