To my mom, who taught me how to live a life full of joy and love, and how a really good laugh can get you through anything.
I can feel all of the tension reels from her body as she rests her precious, fuzzy little head against my chest. She takes a deep breath and I can tell she is gratefully taking in my familiar smell and letting go of whatever stresses plague her baby mind. If I close my eyes, I can see myself in her exact place, in my mother’s lap, her perfume lulling me back into serenity. I can very distinctly remember how calming was the sound of her voice in her chest, as I pressed my face against her and listened to the vibrations and the beating of her heart. Only then did I know I was completely safe and everything was going to be ok. Only now do I know that as I rested close to her heart, her love for me completely filled it. The warmth spreads through my chest and I fight smothering her with kisses as my own sweet baby sighs with relief against my body, briefly flutters her eyelashes, and slowly closes her eyes.
Being a mom is often described as thankless and crazy ad difficult. I am not going to deny any of that, but what you don’t often hear is the best part. Being a mom is loving someone with your whole entire heart and soul and being completely unconditionally. It’s bananas, and amazing!
- Ali Alloway
Double Fun with Double Buns
We're loving this Spring's Double Knot trend!
How to get the look:
- Dirty up your hair by spraying a good amount of Kevin Murphy Do.Over (dry shampoo)
- Using a rat tail/teasing comb part hair down middle (or for a different look, side part)
- Use small rubber band, make ponytail at curve of the head at each side and secure at root with rubber band
- For extra texture and volume, tease hair left out of ponys
- Take hair left out and twist around band (you can make knot as tight or loose as you'd like)
- Pin in place
Style note: incorporate braids to add more interest and texture.