Divine Mother Annie { Motherhood Photo+Interviews } Letting go of Guilt



 Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews

{ Divine Mothers of June Session 1 }

{ Annie }

Letting Go of Guilt

I had my three year old daughter with us at the studio during the interviews. It wasn’t ideal, but as a mother, sometimes you just have to do things with your little entourage, or not do them at all. But I got quite the kick out of her reaction to Annie and her twins. She practically shrieked with delight “Mom! She has TWO babies! Did you see? Two babies!”

“I actually have three.” was Annie’s cheerful response as she motioned towards her oldest daughter, who was still younger than my own.


When I asked Annie why she wanted to come to this photo session she answered with so much enthusiasm. “I participated in the group breastfeeding photo, and the experience was really amazing. I was wearing the twins and the online response was so positive. I had strangers messaging me asking me how I wrapped them, and cheering me on. It was awesome.”

“It’s hard to remember sometimes… that what we’re doing is awesome. I want to remember, it’s easy to forget.”


It is definitely easy to forget. Between the crying, diaper changes, cooking, cleaning, sleepless nights, and on and on, it is hard to see much glory in the day to day work of being a new mother. And add in twins and a toddler? Annie, you are my hero!

“But I can do the diapers, it’s really not such a big deal to add in another change. But emotionally it’s hard for me… I have a lot of guilt.”

When a family goes from having a single child to multiple, there is always a lot of uncertainty as to how the older child will feel. Will they feel neglected? Pushed aside? Will they like their new siblings? Will they get along? Will the fight? There is always a transition period for everyone involved and it can be a nerve wrecking time for everyone.

“I’m trying my best every day and I wonder… if it’s still enough.”


Oh Annie, of course you are enough. Your whole being a light with joyful love and warmth for your children. Keep remembering how incredible you are, how much love your heart provides daily, how much your body gives to all your children. It’s amazing how much of ourselves we give as mothers.

Thank you, Annie, for coming and participating in this project. Thank you for sharing what little is left of yourself with the world and giving mothers a voice to connect with.

You are amazing.

You are beautiful.

You are truly divine.

Annie participated in Divine-Mothering Photo+Interviews of June Session 1, check out this blog post for more images of that session.

If you are interested in participating in this project, please check out the Divine Mothering Community on FB and click Events.

Photography by Liliana Beatriz Fotografia

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Posted on: June 19, 2015, by : Lotus_Lili

2 thoughts on “Divine Mother Annie { Motherhood Photo+Interviews } Letting go of Guilt

  1. Annie is a dear friend and a hero of mine as well. She just radiates light and positivity, and you’ve captured that perfectly here. Thanks for this series, it’s so beautiful and inspiring!

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