hi there! i'm michelle, southern california based photographer and curator of the coco gallery.
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Friday, December 4, 2009
mila | happy birthday mom
life has been good. actually, it's been better than good. it's been great! i am here, i am me and this is now ... because of you. thank you!
i've been thinking about you a lot lately. fondly. it's been a while since i've mindlessly picked up the phone trying to call you but you're still in my thoughts. the unannounced tears that used to show up often have finally receded and been replaced with wistful smiles over fond memories. ina and i still laugh over your driving skillz. and we still like telling people about the time your grandma hung you from a tree inside of a rice sack. it makes for a good story.
so this facebook thing.... it's quite the phenomenon! i could totally see you into it ... well.. it might take you a while to get the hang of it. but just these last couple of months 3 people from your past found me. they were looking for you! you would've been excited. kinda sad tho... i had to break it to them that you were gone. but i let them know that you were fine. and that you won! we all know that the idea of wrinkles setting in was enough to make you cranky. you went out gorgeous and wrinkle free just the way you wanted. i think that made them smile. we knew you well.
we're pregnant by the way! tita candy says that i'm tiny like you were. i didn't know that you didn't start showing till you were 7 months! i wish you were here so i could ask you all these questions .. how it was for you. am i gonna get stretch marks? i bet you would've been excited. she's moving so much now. oh yeah! we're having a girl! i'll whisper her name to you later. ina says she'll baby sit but she won't change poopie diapers. i wish you were here. i know you wouldn't want to be called grandma. that's right up there with getting wrinkles. you would've been an awesome grandma though. i wish you could meet her. i'm betting you guys would've gotten along. you'd probably spoil her. i wish she could hold your hand. you always had soft hands. i wish ...
yeah... it's been a while ... since i cried this hard. these tears ... they can't seem to stop right now. i miss you. a lot. i gotta go... blow my nose. happy birthday mom. i love you.