Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Caterpillars and Butterflies...

I've shared how I always wanted a sister... Although I am clear where I stand in the role of Mom she seems to really like me and wants to spend time with me... She really wants to hang out... At times she talks to me as if I am her older sister and she has a few secrets to share...  It is such a fine line between "friends" "sisters" and being the respected "Mom"... A balancing act for sure...

adrianairis La Dulce Vida
Dress from the Tea Collection 

And I know it will come the time when I will have to schedule myself in her life... To be heard, noticed and seen... We all know they evolve... They change and grow and like caterpillars the transformation is magical and overwhelming... We see the beautiful butterfly for what it is... All of its colors and shades the freedom and right to fly away... Without any concerns sucking the nectar out of each flower like she should suck the sweet nectar out of this sweet life...

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As mothers we can never verbalize the love, admiration and the depth of our emotions... It's complex and so delicate... Like a silkworm I work hard in weaving and building her wings to fly to help her land softly wherever she goes but like H.G Wells... I desperately try to build a time machine to contain and encapsulate all these memories...

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This is our sleepovers in the summertime Maia wants to sleep on the couch while I sleep on the other couch... We watch movies until the late hours...

I pray everyday for the ability to remember it all... every smile...every joke...every song... every dance... every word... every secret...
Happy Midweek Peeps!
Stay sweet...

27 comments:

  1. Very beautifully expressed.

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  2. Lindas fotos, Adriana. Maia is beautiful. I love to watch my little guy sleep. Sueños. <3

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  3. My senses continually rise up when I enter your site, you beautiful woman, you. xx

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  4. She is such a beautiful girl inside and out and you such a loving thoughtful mom. xxx

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  5. So true, it's important to savor all of these little moments that add up to our big lives.

    I'm loving this age. One minute they'll act so mature then the next is the sweet baby girl of yesterdays.

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  6. After reading that, I have such a beautiful image in my mind of mothers building silk time capsule cocoons.

    Though your relationship will change, I know my own relationship with my mother has only gotten better as I've gotten older. It's great to be women together now.

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  7. I'm here from the Thankful for Friends Thursday GFC hop! Following you on Google :) www.savingbythesea.com

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  8. you've written my heart as well... *sigh*

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  9. She's gorgeous. I struggle with that mother-sister-friend boundary as well.

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  10. Such beautiful photos!
    following from the blog hop, hope you'll follow back
    http://www.mommatotallyinlove.com

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  11. Following you through GFC. Found your blog on the Thankful for Friends Thursday hop at Money Savvy Michelle's Blog. Amazing pictures :)

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  12. What a beautiful post. Stopping by from Thankful for Friends Thursday. Nice to meet you and hope you get a chance to stop by both my blogs. Thanks. Kim

    http://cravingsofalunatic.blogspot.com/
    http://losingitlikealunatic.blogspot.com/

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  13. Very sweet! As always. Just wanted to let you know that I've given you an award. You can pick it up here:
    http://heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com/2011/07/passing-on-awards.html
    Congrats!

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  14. what a sweet post and such lovely shots! :)

    hi, arrived here from I ♥ Blogging Hop and followed you. hope you'll have the time to follow back.
    many thanks!

    mymy
    http://mybric-a-brac.com/

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  15. What a beautiful post on motherhood and you certainly have beautiful daughter! Glad you are so close and hope you always will be. It can happen, my mom and I were always close--even through my teen years.

    Stopping by from Bloggers Over 40.

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  16. I love this! I actually have the What a sweet post! LOVED the photography. Enjoyed poking around your blog. I'm new and popping in from Bass Giraffe's hop! I also post my photography on my blog!

    Follow each other??

    Have a STELLAR Thrusday!

    Jenny @ Jems From Jenny
    http://jemsfromjenny.blogspot.com

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  17. Adriana, I always love to drop by your site. It brings back alot of my childhood. I was a poet in that life, and my children try to push me back to it.
    Sometimes life is busy.
    The 'must-do's' pull us away from things we love.
    Dont ever let that happen to you.
    Thank you, for your beautiful expressions.

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  18. Adriana you never fail to touch me with the deep love you have for your children...Is there no wonder your daughter wants to be around all the time... :)

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  19. So, so precious and beautiful. :)

    Thanks for the follow, my email is stephiie@gmail.com (Google +)

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  20. My 20 year old daughter is moving out this week and I have been an emotional wreck. I want to start over again from the beginning and do life with her all over again. She has been perfect in every way and the joy that fuels my life. Im not ready to seperate, but to be a proper mother I know it best for her to learn to become an adult. My heart truly, physically hurts.
    I agree with you...I hope I can remember it all.

    Following you from bassgiraffe

    jenny at dapperhouse
    http://jennyatdapperhouse.blogspot.com/

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  21. I'm not gonna lie, it's wicked hard to remember it all. this is why i cherish photography so much, it helps me to remember the silly, sweet and super cool stories to tell. i even backup snap shots from my phone to my desk and a back up drive so i don't lose them. i may never print most, but i will have the memories to share.
    these are wonderful as always. thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love photography too. Your photos are really wonderful.

    New follower, please follow me back!
    www.cutemammi.com

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  23. hey a, great meeting you and dean last night. you are both awesome. give me a buzz or shoot me an e-mail if you want to hang out sometime. pug is fun. i am going to go again. congrats on being my newest follower!!! ha

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  24. God bless you and to be a mom like that is such a blessing to your children and future grandchildren

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