Mothers and Daughters
A portrait series taking a deeper look at the complex relationship.
Each set are being asked the same questions.
1. What is a quality or aspect of your personality you think you share?
2. What is an aspect of your personality you think is most different?
3. What is something you learned from your mother or daughter that you could not have learned from anyone else?
We can do Hard Things
Jenny and Sophia
Jenny on her daughter, Sophia
1. I try to see the bright side of all things and it makes me smile when I see her finding the positive in everything, that is one thing I have strived to teach her for sure.
2. She sees the world in a different way than how I did when I was growing up. She is so brave and outgoing, and I was such a shy and timid child, hiding behind my Mom's legs. She is crazy talented and artistic, she amazes with me with how she chooses to express herself. I pride myself on my stick figure drawings and laugh at my Pinterest fails.
3. So so much. She has been teaching me life lessons since the minute she was born. She has taught me that there is no one way to parent, and there is no one way to be a child. Different people need different things. Life is not a one-size-fits-all. She has taught me that the small things ARE the big things. I learned that Unconditional love does not always mean happy fuzzy all of the time. We can still unconditionally love when we are mad or frustrated. We are human. And she has taught me how important it is to be patient, which is a work in progress for sure.
Sophia on her mom, Jenny
1. We are both girls. We are both kind and love each other a lot. We both like horses. We can do hard things.
2. Our hair is different. Mom goes to work and I go to school. I can do gymnastics and Mommy cannot.
3. Mommy taught me to always be kind.