life : why moms matter


Marie made Italian food from scratch : Helen made reservations

Hi Everyone -

A few weeks ago, dear Suzanne of S*HOPtalk asked me to submit an image for the Why Moms Matter project she was collaborating on with momfaves. In celebration of Mother's Day, photographers + me were to capture an image that reflected motherhood. The focus was to be on the simple things Mom's do because those are the experiences that often go unrecognized and yet are so important.

Although it has been difficult recently and I was short on time, I jumped at the opportunity. I wanted to create an image that represented both of our Moms, even though they were very different. My Mom, Marie, was quite the homemaker and a great cook. Scott's Mom, Helen, loved to read and socialize. They both shared a love for Italian food. Marie was Italian and would eat spaghetti for breakfast, while Helen simply loved the flavors. The main difference was in the source of the food. Marie would make it from scratch, while Helen would make reservations. Either way, we love it, too.

Here's the video (Suzanne's lovely image of her beautiful daughter is no. 4 and her post is here).



Thank you so much, Suzanne. I am really honored to be included in such a group of photographers. It means more than ever this year.

xo, Cindy

15 comments:

aimee said...

what a lovely post! i think i would have identified with helen; i prefer making reservations, too. you see the goodness in everything - one of the reasons why i love coming here.

My name is PJ. said...

Your posts keep me coming back for more! This was wonderful.

heather smith jones said...

your photo and your blog are so light and refreshing! this is such a nice way to commemorate your mothers. thank you for sharing it. :)

Andi said...

Absolutely beautiful!

lotta said...

This made my day. I'll check out Suzanne's post next. Just a small complaint – I noted that you wrote "photographers + me". Just to make it perfectly clear – you are a photographer too, and a wonderful one at that!

Julia said...

What a beautifully composed image, Cindy! I think you brought to the table all the elements! Your mothers would be proud--no doubt Helen would be tickled pink!

Elizabeth said...

Ok, now I have a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye after watching that. Beautiful images, yours included. Thanks for sharing that.

Jacqueline said...

Found you by way of Jude's blog. What a pretty table setting, it's made me very curious.

Candi said...

Love this photo Cindy!

Jeanette Lunde said...

Dear Cindy
Love this picture! ..and your roses!! Wow.
And I sat with tears in my eyes when I read about Helen. Your words are magic. I hope you all are doing well!
Smiles from Norway

Lizzy said...

Aww this is such a sweet post! Love the picture, as always :)

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Thank you Cindy! I am so, so grateful for your participation in the project and am glad to know you're finding some comfort in it during this difficult time. {{Hugs}} to you.

julie king said...

such a warm and nostalgic video. your tribute to both your moms was wonderful as were all the photos. i'm touched, really.

L'Atelier said...

what a wonderful post!
hope you both are ok, been thinking often about you.
sending you hugs
xo

Grace@PoeticHome said...

I really enjoyed how you found line that connected both of your moms, while still showcasing each of their unique characteristics. Thank you for sharing their wonderful stories and images!