Sunday, 2 February 2014

5/52 : Patricia


52 Portraits - the Motherhood series. 
A portrait to celebrate motherhood, once a week, every week, in 2014.

We gathered in the morning to watch my sister compete in an ocean swim, then spent the the afternoon nestled into a local restaurant overlooking the sea. She doesn't mind a nice afternoon chat over a chai latte, my mother. She dreams of travel and a quiet life. She is fiercely loyal, particularly to family and friends. She has the most amazingly soft skin that belies her age.
Mum was once the top seeded women's deaf tennis player in Australia. She competed internationally for many years, even donning the green and gold at the 1989 Deaf Olympic Games. She deeply appreciates when people make an effort to communicate and never, ever forgets when people have been kind to her. When in her comfort zone, she has a quirky sense of humour and can be downright cheeky. I consider my mum incredibly strong, she has a determination and sense of pride that I believe she inherited from her own mother, Elsie. 

The first four weeks of this year have been confronting for me in many ways. I've been reminded often about how lucky I am. I'm blessed to have my mum in my life. Always there to catch me, always good for a chat and a cuppa, always with those gentle hazel eyes.

Participating in the 52 Portraits series project led by Jodi at Practising Simplicity

You can view all of my portraits from 2013/14 by clicking on the 52 Portrait Series button in the right sidebar of this page.

Belinda x

7 comments:

  1. How beautiful and insightful....you are truly blessed ..thanks for sharing a little of her with us xxx

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    1. Thanks, Bron. It's actually more daunting sharing about the women I know! I really appreciate your kind words of support. B x

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  2. Oh your mom sounds so like such an amazing woman!!! Nothing better than having a mom to fall back on for love and support!!! Such a lovely post friend!

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    1. And my moms name is Patricia too!

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    2. How bout that!! Thanks so much Nicole. I shudder to think of all I put her through in my younger years but she has always, ALWAYS been there for me. I'd love to hear more about your Mum. B x

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  3. After I linked my photo I scrolled through so many lookin' for your post. After I saw you were doin' a Motherhood series I couldn't wait to come by. I have throughly enjoyed your post thus far. Can't wait for next week.

    And your Moms sounds lovely.

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    1. Aleshea, thank you! Sometimes I feel out of place not sharing kiddo pics but I'm loving the motherhood project so far. Thanks SO much for your support. I'll be sure to visit your blog too :-) Bx

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Thanks for your comment, so nice to hear from you. Belinda x

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