Tomorrow is Mother's Day.
I am blessed to have my mother in my life to laugh, smile, speak, listen, and just....be around.
I always told myself that I didn't want to be like my mommy but every day I strove to be just like mommy. Everything about her radiates goodness and beauty. Everything she exhibits shows strength and humility. I yearn everyday to have the integrity and character that she possesses. Her love and light is a beautiful thing to behold.
I chose this photograph because it comes from a collection taken by my late father Michael Wilborn. He was a photographer and he taught me everything that I know. I still own the family Minolta, of which I admire dearly. My father took beautifully honest portraits of my mother. I could tell that during this time they were in love. They were happy. They were living and excited to be alive.
Though this picture comparison is not perfectly a match, it shows that just like attempting to wear my mother's clothes, makeup, nail polish and shoes I desired to be just like her. Thoughts?