To The Mothers.

To the mothers:

those who have carried... swollen and round, full and aching, body broken for love,

and to those have carried for their sisters, body broken for love.

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mothers_0106

And to those who have laid their heart out raw in longing and devotion despite pain, despite loss for the child they've always known heart and soul

but have yet to hold.

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mothers_0012

To those who have have matched the flesh of their own in their first breath

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mothers_0006

and, enraptured, watched them draw each after.

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mothers_0019

And to those who loved enough, more than enough to surrender and let go.

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mothers_0105

And to those who have mothered, devoted, those raised by another.

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mothers_0041

To those to whom motherhood came with a price,

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mothers_0039

leaving them marked and scarred, ruined in every sense but our own.

To those who began motherhood naive and tender,

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mothers_0014

and to those who entered grayed and seasoned and ready.

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mothers_0003

To those who have embraced the sacrifice

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mothers_0024

facing the unknown each day, at every turn.

To those who hold their own in nurseries and serenity,

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mothers_0022

and to those who hold their babies through tubes and cords and fears.

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mothers_0054

To those who are the voice for the voiceless,

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mothers_0065

their champions,

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mothers_0062

and to those who stay in their strength as silent warriors.

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mothers_0056

To those who have beat the odds,

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mothers_0018

and to those who face them now.

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mothers_0050

To those rocking in the lonely cold hours of black night,

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rocking and hushing and singing through the tears.

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mothers_0028

To those who know these days pass.

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mothers_0027

And to those whose fog of suffering alone has darkened any memory of those days.

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mothers_0005

To those who bare their breasts to give life,

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mothers_0015

and to those who mix and prepare and ready life for theirs.

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mothers_0104

To those who tow bandaids in every venture and know how to comfort in every storm,

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mothers_0030

to those who keep trying in the inconsolable.

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mothers_0004

And to those who now celebrate from a distance.

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mothers_0002

To those who grow their own sustenance, committed and determined,

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mothers_0047

to those who manage, committed and determined, to find time to make it through a drive through.

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mothers_0049

To those who humble themselves and teach, patient and gentle,

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mothers_0045

to those who entrust their prizes to another, joyful and thankful.

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mothers_0046

To those who who greet their babes each morning with a kiss

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mothers_0051

brush through snarled curls and pack lunches each day.

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mothers_0052

To those who work through the night, and live motherhood through the sunshine.

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mothers_0053

To those who depart before dawn has broken and return poured out repeating, without complaint what they know to be best.

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mothers_0044

To those who work outside, inside, at, from or within home everywhere, anywhere, all for their love.

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mothers_0026

To those who are holding their hearts within their arms,

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mothers_0025

and to those whose hearts have been broken. To those who face their journey with a multitude of admirers,

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mothers_0038

and to those who go it alone.

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mothers_0008

To those to whom motherhood is everything they hoped, what they dreamed since the beginning.

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mothers_0035

And to those who have been made a mother

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mothers_0029

by a journey rocky and unsettled.

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mothers_0068

To those whose homes are full and noisy and messy,

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mothers_0011

and to those whose homes are now quiet.

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mothers_0070

To those who have watched those they birthed give birth

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mothers_0069

and continue their motherhood in the grey years of legacy and heritage.

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mothers_0067

To those who hold hands and hearts

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mothers_0063

 and questions and answers and history.

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mothers_0060

To the mothers,

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mothers_0058

though words will never be enough,

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mothers_0055

we thank you,

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mothers_0032

and we are humbled to be yours.

Because of you,

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mothers_0064

your vulnerability,

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your dedication,

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mothers_0061

your sacrifice,

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mothers_0101

your joy,

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mothers_0040

we are who we are today.

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mothers_0016

Yes, to the mothers, our mothers,

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mothers_0013

to the mothers who have so gracefully raised their boys, the sons who have become our husbands, fathers of the families we together cherish,

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mothers_0108

to my mother,

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mothers_0103

my mother who beyond human comprehension has stood and will stand as a pillar of faith, strength and hope for generations to come,

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mothers_0107

it is because of you mothers, and your sleepless nights and doubting days and silent prayers and unparalleled laid out humility in tender patience,

that we are now mothers too and now

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mothers_0071

understand.

All photographs except the last two by Allison Corrin Photography in Kansas City. Find us on Facebook here. Last photograph of my own family from Anecdotally Yours in Kansas City

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