she... me... i... him

isaac and grandma_11

she failed me. it's why i know i'll fail him.

isaac and grandma_12

i made mistakes. it's how i know he'll make them too.

isaac and grandma_10

i trusted her. it's why he knows he can trust me as well.

isaac and grandma_7

she entertained me. i will also do my best to delightfully entertain him.

isaac and grandma_9

she has comforted me. it's why i'll always offer him the same.

isaac and grandma_6

she set me on the straight and narrow. my prayer is that i will lead him on that same path.

isaac and grandma_4

she gave me countless hugs and kisses. i've already given {and will continue to give} boundless affection to him.

isaac and grandma_2

she has taught me to respect others. this will also be one of my greatest goals in regards to what i want to teach him.

isaac and grandma_1

she did her best to always listen and will be the first to admit that she is still learning how to listen in the best way she can. may i always listen to him... patiently, openly, fully.

isaac and grandma_3

she is as flawed as they come {as all of us are}, but she has done so much and sacrificed so much for her children, because that is part of love {the biggest part, in my opinion}. i would sacrifice anything for him for the rest of my days, because that is how much i love him.

i am blessed to have a mother and to be a child. i am thankful to be a mother and to have a child.

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these are among my most treasured photos of isaac to date.

it's precious to watch him come to recognize his grandma more and more as they get to spend more time together.

i get the sense that he fulfills a special need for my widowed mom... a longing to love and be loved {though there are already many others she loves and that love her}.

and i know she holds a special place in his heart... there is just something about the love of a grandma that is like no other.

these were taken during her last day-trip out to visit us.

he had just woken from a nap, and was so mellow and sweet.

i had to get my camera, because i had a feeling those tender minutes would translate to pixels in the most endearing way.

i was right.

grandma loves you, isaac.

isaac loves you, mama.

thank you for coming to see us from time to time.


Tracey said...

These photos are so precious. I love every single one. He will treasure them for always.

beth said...

such special photos....i hope your mom frames them...xo

S. Etole said...

such tender moments to cherish ...

Bridget said...

What a lovely post - almost made me cry!

Leanne said...

these are such beautiful photos, they really capture the tenderness between your mum & your son. I think that the grandparent/grand child relationship is a very special one & so lovely to watch.

Katie (Mama May I) said...

"i am blessed to have a mother and to be a child. i am thankful to be a mother and to have a child."

Beautifully said.

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! What sweet sentiment. These photos warm my heart.

I am loving (even more than always) the look of your photos lately. I love watching as your photography grows and evolves! These are sooo pretty. <3

LIza said...

She seems amazing...you're amazing...he will be amazing...as is this post.

Andrea said...

Precious photos, Georgia. Just precious. A very sweet moment you caught between little Issac and your mom.

Deborah L. Tisch said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...

Verna said...

This just makes my heart happy! What a wonderful post. Treasure these pictures forever.

georgia b. said...

thanks, all.

GailO said...

Oh boy! As a grandmother I can only adore these photos and words. So very special. I recommend this post be made into a book for mother's day:)

georgia b. said...

gail, that is a wonderful idea! thank you!

stacey said...

These photos are so amazing, Georgia. To be treasured for years to come, so precious.

Geri Centonze said...

Moving and gorgeous photos!

Leah C said...

By far one of the most beautiful blog posts I've read! So tender and truthful...it makes me long for my mama (she passed away in 2009) and for the days (now long past) when my girls were babies:)

georgia b. said...

thank you, leah. your comment just about made me cry.