9.14.2011

Can I brag a little?

I know we love our mothers as a general rule.  I know you all think your mama is the best, but I'd like to take a moment to brag on mine.



This is Dorothy.  Technically, she's not my mother, but my mother-in-law, which makes what I have to say all the more unique.  She's a pretty special lady.  When I was nineteen, I met her son, Jeremy and if I'm honest, I'd have to say that I was not a 'nice girl'.  If I'd been Dorothy, I'd have been pulling him the other direction after getting a load of me.

But that is NOT what Dorothy did.  Dorothy loved on me like I'd never been loved on before.  She became my mother, the one that my own mother was not able to be. She loved and nurtured and taught me how to be a woman of God, a wife and a friend.  She taught me to listen and to think carefully, to cook a turkey, to sew and cross-stitch, to try new things.  She was my mama.

I am so lucky to have her!  Monday, I had the opportunity to take her out for the first portrait shoot we've ever done together. (she's never been too fond of having her picture made.)  She came over and I did her hair and makeup and then we spent an hour and a half shooting some of the most beautiful pictures of her.

I wanted to share them with you, well, at least some of them so you can see just how gorgeous this lady is.  I am hoping I have half her beauty at her age.  She makes a great model.

I hope you enjoy them.  I have to admit that I had the best time taking them.  Something about portraiture really allows me to see the beauty in my subject and I end up just grinning with the joy it fills me up with.













Love this woman!

21 comments:

  1. she is very beautiful i love her pose in the black and white one especially

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  2. you are one lucky lady, Ursula, to have a MIL like this!
    And she really is beautiful...love the b/w photos most!
    Sylvia xx

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  3. lovely! your a very lucky lady to have such a wonderful mother in law!

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  4. what a beautiful post Ursula! the pics are amazing too. When i met my husband at 18 I was not a nice girl either, just goes to show you it is never too late to become a nice girl ;)

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  5. What a fabulous post and the pictures you took are amazing! :)

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  6. Awesome post!! You are a blessed girl and so is she to have you!!!

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful woman! And the photos are all fantastic!!! :)

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  8. You are a lucky girl and she looks beautiful! :)
    Oh and she is lucky to have you, too ;)

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  9. Beautiful shots.
    You can see in her eyes that she is a kind, sweet lady
    So lucky to have her as a MIL.
    I could have wrote this about my MIL as well. We were so lucky to have woment like this in our lives at such young ages.

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  10. Totally beautiful inside and out.

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  11. This is such a sweet post, Ursula:) And beautiful pics!

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  12. You are both very lucky to have each other. Beautiful photos!

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  13. She sounds like a very special woman! Lovely photos!!

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  14. i love all the pictures but the black and white is my favorite love them... looks like she had a great time possing...

    Thanks for sharing Stay Blessed...

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  15. your mum is beautiful!! great photos!

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  16. These are gorgeous Ursula!!
    I'm in th same lucky boat as you. I have an amazing mother in law and count my blessings everyday!

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  17. Beautiful photos!! You are SO blessed!

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  18. oh my goodness... she's gorgeous and you're so blessed!

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  19. Hi Ursula, I was just popping by to say hello, and this lovely photo jumped right off the page at me, so of course I had to read the post. It melted my heart. It is a blessed thing you have with you mil!

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