Insightful Lens
Dear Sam, 

I have written many letters to you, yet this one seems different, a bit more significant. I hope you will find the same meaning as I do now in the years to come. I want you to know you are the most important thing in my life and seeing you thrive each day makes me a proud mother. 

You see not so long ago I was a teenage mom and I had no idea how any of this would turn out. For many years we struggled but, somehow we always managed to push forward. Despite any obstacle I faced you always offered this charismatic personality that kept us moving forward. 

You light up a room when you enter it. Your positive energy fills the entire space and your smile is priceless. You are a brilliant young man and I am confident you will offer this world great things. Please don’t ever doubt yourself. 

The future is yours. I have tried my best to provide you a solid foundation in which you can build upon. I will always be there for you and will drop everything on a moments notice if you need me. From the first moment I held you I felt a connection to you - a bond that could never be broken, pure love. It really does exist. I promise. 

You have taught me so many things about myself not to mention life in general. I can’t thank you enough. I can honestly say you have made me a better woman. 

As you go out into the world and find your way always remember I am right there alongside you. I love you more that anything. You are my son, my best friend. 

Happy 18th Birthday. 

Mom

Oh, And Sam! promise me you will never stop traveling. Embrace every moment life offers you. Make memories. Xo

Dear Sam,

I have written many letters to you, yet this one seems different, a bit more significant. I hope you will find the same meaning as I do now in the years to come. I want you to know you are the most important thing in my life and seeing you thrive each day makes me a proud mother.

You see not so long ago I was a teenage mom and I had no idea how any of this would turn out. For many years we struggled but, somehow we always managed to push forward. Despite any obstacle I faced you always offered this charismatic personality that kept us moving forward.

You light up a room when you enter it. Your positive energy fills the entire space and your smile is priceless. You are a brilliant young man and I am confident you will offer this world great things. Please don’t ever doubt yourself.

The future is yours. I have tried my best to provide you a solid foundation in which you can build upon. I will always be there for you and will drop everything on a moments notice if you need me. From the first moment I held you I felt a connection to you - a bond that could never be broken, pure love. It really does exist. I promise.

You have taught me so many things about myself not to mention life in general. I can’t thank you enough. I can honestly say you have made me a better woman.

As you go out into the world and find your way always remember I am right there alongside you. I love you more that anything. You are my son, my best friend.

Happy 18th Birthday.

Mom

Oh, And Sam! promise me you will never stop traveling. Embrace every moment life offers you. Make memories. Xo

Saturday, August 16 #memories • 25 notes
Together we have found peace and quiet.

Together we have found peace and quiet.

Wednesday, June 25 #fixie • 21 notes
What remains… 

What remains… 

Sunday, June 22 #landscape #artisits on tumblr #lensblr #insightfullens • 27 notes
Imagined Boundaries

Imagined Boundaries

Special day!

Special day!

#flowers • 11 notes
Hanging out to dry!

Hanging out to dry!

Saturday, June 21 #laundry • 5 notes
Her world is simple. It lies within the soles of these six pairs of shoes. She lives and breaths dance. She is a beautiful artist who takes her passion for life to the stage. I have loved every moment of watching her grow. Love you Emma! 

Her world is simple. It lies within the soles of these six pairs of shoes. She lives and breaths dance. She is a beautiful artist who takes her passion for life to the stage. I have loved every moment of watching her grow. Love you Emma! 

Thursday, June 12 #dance #Black and White #lensblr • 24 notes
Rain rain go away…

Although, It is quite lovely to sit under my covered deck and watch the storm pass.

Rain rain go away…

Although, It is quite lovely to sit under my covered deck and watch the storm pass.

Monday, June 9 • 23 notes

A few weeks ago I stood hugging my son holding on for dear life. We were about to embark on a unique journey. He was leaving for Europe while I remained behind. It would be a week of firsts for us both. As we stood in our embrace the memories of 17 years began to flood my mind.

Sam and I grew up together. I was a teenage mom and he this innocent child who looked to me for guidance. We learned together. We failed together. We became best friends who navigated our way through this world, one step at a time.

I spent many sleepless hours that first night lying awake in bed, shedding tears and worrying about this child who had left my circle of comfort. A day later I got his text saying “Mom, It’s going to be ok, I’m alive and in Europe!” I realized that I had raised this beautiful young man and despite the distance between us he was still a part of my life. Our trust and love would remain strong for a lifetime.

Each day I have received a picture or text letting me know he is doing well and remembering the basic life skills, eating, drinking and bathing! 

I am grateful for Sam. He has been a constant in my young life. He gives me strength. He inspires me. I love you kid.

Monday, April 21 #Europe #words #reflections • 28 notes
urbanbixi:

Lady Urbanbixi

Does anyone know where to get these wheel?! 

urbanbixi:

Lady Urbanbixi

Does anyone know where to get these wheel?! 

Friday, April 18 • 81 notes
Time never changes here. It has been 6 o’clock for weeks now. 

Time never changes here. It has been 6 o’clock for weeks now. 

Friday, April 4 #nyc #commuter series #clock • 22 notes
Dazzled by the light…

Dazzled by the light…

#gct #commuter #series • 34 notes