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Mother's Day in photos

posted on: May 13, 2013

If I have learned anything in the past few weeks it's that life, and the choice to parent a child is a true blessing. All of us aren't given the chance, and many of us are... then it slips through. 

I think everyone anticipated this day to be a difficult one for me, but it wasn't. It was easy. Mostly because my outlook on being a mama has changed. I am even more thankful for this life I have, and the lives I am able to give through my body. Also, the one I haven't been able to to give. I have come to terms that River was God's choice, and so was our other baby, and as the same with the next one if we ever choose to have more. This Mother's Day I did not think of what I was lacking, but more-so what I have been given. And that is something that brings me to tears almost every time.

We took it easy this Mother's Day. Peter has been working like crazy, spending four to five days on set and the others editing from home, so we all just wanted relaxing family time.  It was the first time we stayed in our neighborhood for Mother's Day, and really, that was the best decision for us all. We met a few more local families, ran into old friends, enjoyed turkey burgers at the best burger joint and River made new friends as daddy looked on and as I relaxed at the park. We ended our family day with ice cream, a new River Mae favorite. 

I then headed to dinner with my mother and sister where we all exchanged gifts (we got each other shoes of course).  I love our girl time that we have. My sister and I are close in age, and we are best of friends, and since my mother had us at a young age we also have this friendship bond with her. I wouldn't change it for the world. I can't wait to have that with River one day!

My cheeks often hurt from smiling too often, and my stomach often hurts from laughing too hard and it's all because of these two right here. They make me the happiest.  


  1. This was so sweet. I am glad you are doing well. Thank you for being so open about your feelings.

    Happy Mother's day.

  2. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day and I totally share your perspective on motherhood. All of it is a gift - both the dark moments and the light.

  3. What a lovely post--Happy Mother's Day and awesome dress!

  4. You have such a beautiful family!! Lovely post.:)

  5. Big grins and belly laughs are the best!

  6. you guys are such a good looking family! Happy Post Mothers day :)

  7. You have such a great outlook on life, Latonya! I'm glad you and your family are doing well. :-)
    P.S. Your eyes (in the first photo) are a lovely shade of brown... so gorgeous!