How Does Your Garden Grow?

Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or the smell the scent of your skin in the nape of her neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.
— Jodi Picoult
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I tend to compartmentalize my life. I work and then I mother, and then I do the other things that help define the whole of who I am. But I find so much beauty in the moments I can grow these pieces of my heart together. That I can raise my children, while I grow my business and nourish that creativity that lives inside of me. The wholeness of being fully present in all parts of my life is my privilege and challenge every day. I admire women who effortlessly seem to find that balance. I know it's more work then it seems, but that flow through the streams of their life is the place I seek to find. My beautiful friend Amber is growing the most beautiful floral business, raising her two young children, and remodeling their beautiful home. I wanted to capture a little of her dust mote magic, surrounded by all of her loves, swirling around her like the beautiful and kind woman she is. I want more of this in my life. More for myself and more for others. I want to capture this kind of love. I floated in her orbit for a short space of time and am grateful for the opportunity of combining my loves and documenting yours. 

Beautiful flowers, children and Mama, Amber Dickson, Reverie Floral Design

If this kind of motherhood series appeals to your heart, like it did mine, let's make our own dust mote magic together, shall we?