To me, being a mom means loving unconditionally and giving selflessly.
As a single mom I am learning that although I wish I could, I can not possibly save my children from the obstacles and hardships along their journey. What I can do is to try to be their SAFETY in an uncertain world, their COMFORT in the face of loss, and their STABILITY when they are dealing with change.
I have learned that loving and taking care of myself is what gives me the strength to provide for them both physically and emotionally. It is in the moments of pure joy and serenity that we share that I see my growth.
I love how Bracha has managed to capture the FUN, the LAUGHTER, the CONNECTION, and the LOVE in our eyes. During times when I feel like it's too difficult to do this alone, I look at these pictures that make my heart overflow and I know that its all worth it.