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Motherhood Celebration from Greece; Honesty Hour

Motherhood Celebration from Greece; Honesty Hour is all about embracing our bodies after pregnancy- even decades later for me. I began this belly art project one year ago and completed it just before coming to Athens. I had been planning to share it with my children and on social media for Mother’s Day. Naturally, I tossed the idea as I became a part of the lockdown in Greece. Apparently I was still supposed to create it as I happened to meet Stefanos a cousin of my greek family. He’s a talented photographer and thankfully he agreed to help me still make this project happen. . . all the way from Athens, Greece. 

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For many years, I was envious of my friends who’s bellies did not bare the marks of pregnancy. 

Mine does. 26, 24, 21 years ago I brought three healthy humans into the world. A miracle.❤️10 years ago I had a baby miscarry. It was more painful then childbirth… in many ways. 

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Left: 1997 Madi & Kate in the Texas Blue Bonnets Center: 2000 Back to school photo Right: 2008 family photo

Last year I decided to create a picture out of my stretch marks. It was completed just before I came to Greece.💙

A pine tree for each one of my children which is personalized for them. Stars with a half moon in the sky and two dragonflies- one pink and one blue over the littlest tree who was almost my fourth.🌲

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Unable to be seen in the photos are the roots of the trees which appear to be flowing up and down like the sea with plumeria flowers blooming in them.🌺

The things I most love now adorn my belly. . . my children, the mountains, and the sea! I love my stretch marks, my body, and the miracle of motherhood.

Much gratitude to Stefanos from Dis Is Art.com and @disisart.photography for creating these amazing photos of me during in quarantine in Athens, Greece.🇬🇷Thank you to Marie for sharing her beautiful artwork; the chatting and good laughs we shared. @bloodymuggletattoo  !🤗

My children~ Motherhood Celebration from Greece; Honesty Hour

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2015 picture from when I lived at the cabin in Emigration Canyon.

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2020 Spencer, Madeliene, Carterlicious, and Charlie-bug

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2019 Daniel and Kate- now they are having a baby in Nov 2020

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2020 Jake and Sydney. . . dating cutie pies!

The Grandbabes; Carter & Charlie~ Motherhood Celebration from Greece; Honesty Hour

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