Kevin took this photo of Paddy & I. This photograph might not be from what might be considered the most flattering angle, but it was taken through the eyes of an 8 year old boy of his mother and brother, and I think that is a beautiful thing.
There was a time that I would have immediately picked at how unflattering it is in a very negative & unhealthy manner, and then most likely would have deleted it. I would have picked on my rounded tummy, thought my arms were too big, my boobs looked weird. Today I see a moment of love captured between a mother and her son. In years to come, looking back at this picture will remind me of how small and sweet Patrick was, how Kevin wanted to take photos, and I will think about how they have grown & how times have changed. I know this because that is how I see pictures other people have taken of me with my other two kids as babies (even the ones that I thought I looked awful in at the time).
It's a beautiful picture of a woman & her baby, perfectly imperfect, just as they are.
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