“a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014”

liam // You have been reading voraciously and are enjoying taking this pleasure outdoors again. You also began writing an illustrated book this week, full of heroism and imagination. I’m not surprised.

burke // We spent this week mostly outdoors, and while the rest of us sprawled on blankets in the backyard, you chose to complete your work on the front porch alone. I’m learning to respect your deep need for quiet and solitude.

blythe // You picked out a book at the library, “How to Talk to Mom,” a few days ago. I laughed inwardly but also took it as a sign that you’re growing older and are ready for deeper connections.

olive // You have crawled into my bed and lap more often this week for snuggles, still catching up from my absence last week.


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  1. Hello Bethany,
    I just had to leave a comment to say how beautiful these portraits are….
    So very heartfelt.
    Ronnie xo

  2. That grass looks so lush and inviting in the top photo! Your photos all have a very dreamy quality about them, very nice.

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