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This article left me teary eyed when I first read it in June 2012. It still does.
I promised myself that I would make an effort to be “in the picture” all of the time. But still there are days that I just can’t look at myself in the mirror. Why would I want to photograph that? Why have evidence of how ugly I looked that day?
Reading this article again reminded me that this is not about me. Not about how I look or how I feel. This is for my baby. That someday when I’m gone, she can look at these photos and see that I was there. With her.
“I’m everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won’t be here — and I don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now — but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.” – Mom Stays in the Picture, Allison Tate