It struck me this afternoon looking back at his session that life is like that. Motherhood is like that. Logan’s beautiful mother was peed on, pooped on, sat through hours in my hot studio and probably at one point or another wondered if she would ever get even one single beautiful, peaceful portrait of her son. This won’t be the first of days like that. She will be peed on, pooped on, loose hours of precious sleep. She’ll wonder perhaps on the hardest days, is it worth it? That feeling will be fleeting because the next minute, as she looks into the little eyes that reflect her whole world, she will know without a doubt – yes! One hundred percent yes. In spite of pain, fatigue, hopelessness, anger and all those other ugly emotions that visit mothers on occasion, she will know it is ALL worth it. Every moment of difficulty is paid back in full and twice over with moments like the ones she treasures quietly holding her sweet smelling newborn and rocking him as he snuggles close to her bosom.
So is it worth a few back breaking hours of soothing a sleepless baby…YES, worth every minute!