Sunday, May 13, 2012

mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

My mother and I have always been close. Growing up, she was always the friend I could rely on when others let me down. She always supported even my most ridiculous ambitions. I longed to be like her.

When she was younger, my mom was a model and a professional ballet dancer, before becoming a teacher and raising my sister, my twin brother and myself. I remember struggling through ballet lessons, fighting against my uncoordinated limbs - I so desperately wanted to be a dancer like she was.

But it was not to be.

Despite the fact that I will never follow in her footsteps, I am still in awe of her many accomplishments. My mom is one of the closest people in my life. I am so grateful for both the simple and extraordinary moments we share together.

Flipping through her modelling portfolio, I am still as much in awe of her today as I was growing up. Since today is Mother's Day, and I simply had to take this opportunity to show my mom some love.

To all of the mothers out there - Happy Mother's Day! And to my own mother - Thank you for making me who I am. I love you.

xo Shannon


  1. very cute!

  2. She's beautiful and sounds amazing.

  3. Wow what wonderful photos! Your mother was (is) truly beautiful in those photos! Thank you for sharing them! Sometimes we need to find our own path, even though we would like to follow the ones of our parents. I'm sure you have other things in common though! Was she a talented writer as well? :)
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  4. great post and great photos! Your mom looks very pretty on these photos!

  5. cute!!!

  6. very nice!
    Beijos Vanessa

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  8. These pics are simply beautiful! A lovely Mothers Day tribute.


  9. your SO beautiful! great shout out to her :)
    and great quote!


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  11. Happy Mother's Day!!
    you must be so proud of her,,,,,how a supermom :D

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  12. It's such a sweet post!
    Your mum is absolutely beautiful! stunning!



  13. beautiful! the pics are so amazing!

  14. That's so sweet, you have an amazing mother

  15. These pics are simply beautiful! A lovely Mothers .kisses

  16. Wow, love these older photos of your mom!! So cool!! Hope she had a great day!!

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  17. Great and smart post! Your Mom is awesome! Beautiful pictures!
    kisses nik

  18. such a lovely post and these are great photos of your mom she's so pretty just like you!

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  19. Hi lovely,
    I really like your post and these pictures!!
    You have a very beautiful mother
    Have a great day:)
    Fashion tea at 5

  20. Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL words you left on my blog! This post is incredibly gorgeous! The pics are stunning!!! xoxo

  21. Nice photos, i
    Beijos Vanessa

  22. Wow, such cool beautiful pics of your mom and it's okay you didn't follow in her dancing footsteps, this is a really touching post and I think you're mom would have a super popular style blog if she had one then. :)


  23. fabulous post as usual
    good blog

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  24. great pictures, they remind me of the ones on my last post.
    beautiful and stylish mom! :)

  25. Aw, beautiful! You're mom sounds like an incredible person.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  26. This is such a beautiful post! Your mother is surely very proud of you :) you're a talented blogger after all!

  27. This is soo beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing~
    <3 Denise

  28. Love this - how sweet to your mom:) My mom was a ballet dancer too and I, just like you, was not cut out for it!! Great pics, XO

  29. Shannon your mom is trully amazing!Firstly she is gorgeous and I mean it!Secondly she has a wonderful body. A ballet dancer and a model!!!!You are so lucky to have her as a mom.