i am not a mother. i am not planning to become a mother anytime soon, if ever. if i am destined to feel it, i have yet to encounter the inexplicable desire for motherhood so often explained, albeit insufficiently, by my mommy friends, my own mother, grandmother, aunts...
although p and i have made the decision to wait for
ever now to start a family, it seems as if my world has somehow filled up with new life nonetheless. with my first niece/nephew on the way, and many of our close friends beginning their families, i am enjoying all of the lovely pregnant women in my life, their bun-in-oven beauty, and the delight that these new, tiny people are already bringing to the world.
last week, i had the pleasure of capturing one of the most unique and heartwarming relationships i think i've ever experienced. although katie's sweet babe still has a few weeks before she greets the world, the connection that katie has made with her little girl is already so apparent. what a joy it was to see the gentleness and peace with which she interacted with her daughter.