Project 52 – Surprise Self Portraits

These moments in Motherhood photos are turning out to be so much fun! I was originally going to post a photo of my sick daughter, as we were battling a cold earlier in the week, but she just looked so sad with the little thermometer sticking out of her mouth. I didn’t really want to use that sad little photo, and wasn’t sure what to do. Until yesterday…

I was clearing out my phone and I came across a surprise! My daughter had taken a few self portraits while playing around during her nap time earlier in the week. I thought they were so incredibly sweet, and that they perfectly embodied my glimpse into Motherhood.

I give you the Self Portraits of a 4 year old:

That little girl sure knows how to make me smile one minute, and want to pull out my hair the next. Just when you think you are at your whits end, they turn around and do something that makes your heart melt and everything else is just forgotten.

Kids can be so surprising in their sweetness. I wish I could stop for a moment each day and try to be a little more like them. Surprising random acts of kindness for others. That is true joy. The joy that wells from the heart.

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Project 52: Glimpse Into Motherhood

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Incredibly sweet!! What a wonderful surprise to come across. Wish she’d been able to write captions too! Would love to know how much happiness was in her heart while taking them!!

  2. says

    Oh, these are so cute! I have a four year old too who loves the camera :) And she also takes me on a whirlwind journey of emotions through motherhood – but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

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