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My mother story. I was  inspired to create the mother story project because of my own story, as a woman, as a mother, wondering what it would be like to be able to hold my own mother's, grandmother's, or great grandmother's story in my hands and learn more about their lives. In this wondering I felt called to assist other mothers in compiling and sharing their own unique, special stories, so that they may pass them down to their beloveds. From family traditions, family history, birth stories, adoption stories, the struggles, the heartbreak, the joys, the surprises, the wild, the love, the messy, the giggles, the mundane moments that make up the most sacred memories. The things you never want to forget. The things you'd want your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to know. As time seems to move faster than we can grasp, mother stories are a beautiful way of capturing these moments, slowing down time, remembering and embracing the moments you cherish most. Often times, as mothers, we can feel unseen. We are rarely in the frame with our littles.  My hope is that you feel seen, that you see your beauty, and for you to see the love you're pouring into your children reflected back to you through them. When our session is complete, I'll wrap it up in a beautiful heirloom quality, linen bound book for you to keep.

 

I've felt a lot like I've been caught in a vortex. Life has that way about it in the busyness of things. With a heart full of gratitude and reflection, I'm taking a moment to give honor to all these big and little moments that have shaped my life and taken it in this direction. I'm thankful to be here. Things don't always work out how we may hope or plan. Sometimes we are guided in a direction and through faith, we just have to follow. As I've gotten older, I've found more peace in the natural order of things and in letting go. And in that, I have learned that through allowing, blessings flow. The biggest of these has been my Benjamin, my muse, the one who gave me the greatest title.

What is the story you want to tell?

XO-

Natalie

 

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