Journey of parenthood, street photography in Tokyo, Japan © Jojie Alcantara
“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”― Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm
The Girl I Used to Be Author Unknown She came tonight as I sat alone, the girl I used to be, And she gazed at me with her earnest eyes, and questioned reproachfully, Have you forgotten the many plans, and hopes I had for you? The great career, the splendid fame, all the wonderful things to do?
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child”. ~Sophia Loren Visit my gallery, “Fine Art of Motherhood”, a selection of my fine art photography in honor of the joy and unfathomable essence of being a mother.
“Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.” ~Mandy Harrison Kristel at 9 months in High Ponds Resort, Toril, Davao City A few days later, she gave birth to beautiful baby Yussef. Photography by Jojie Alcantara More of her photos here