The Look of Love
I truly love these photos. I never planned to post these side by side, but as I was looking for an example of my mom wearing one of her great sleepwear pieces, I found this photo of my mom in the hospital with me as a newborn, and I was stunned by our expressions, they are almost identical. In the picture on the left, I am with my youngest daughter, and she is actually the one wearing one of my moms pieces, a vintage peignoir, that I know was one of the pieces in my mother's rotation while in the hospital after I was born.
I remember an article I once read that talked about the way a mother looks at her children. It likened it to the way a person gazes on someone they are deeply in love with. That has always stuck with me, because each time I look at my daughters, I feel such an intense love. In this picture of my mother, I can see the love in her eyes. I have said this before, but even with all the struggles we went through early on in my life, I always knew I was loved. I hope my girls will always feel that same way.