My Mum | Broome Photography

“Being a mother, being Our Mother is the most selfless act.” A little look into the personal of Photography with Cassie. 

My mum and I have always been close, really close. We’ve always been in tune, in sync, two piscean dreamers together.  So it should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I am grateful to have the Mum I do and grateful for the person she is, but I wanted to share a little of this with everyone.

I live in Melbourne, my Mum lives in Broome. This can be great when wanting to go on holidays somewhere nice and warm and so very different to Melbourne, but most days it wrenches a hole in my heart. Sometimes I truly believe that my heart tries to stretch itself the 3000+ kilometers to Broome. It hurts.

Don’t get me wrong, I am happy my Mum lives in Broome. She has found somewhere she feels a part of and someone she connects deeply with. I’m sorry Mum, when you made the the move to Broome I thought (and secretly hoped) you would last two weeks. It has been over five years and you have never once stepped back. I find the immense strength it must have taken you to move away from all you knew and go on a search for somewhere you would feel happier absolutely inspiring. It was one of the bravest things I’ve seen and I’m so proud of you for doing it. Not just doing it, but doing it properly!

I am most grateful to my Mum for accepting and embracing who I am wholeheartedly. I know that’s a Mum’s job, but I’ve seen a lot of Mum’s who don’t do their job so well. I feel so lucky that mine does.

I know I can tell my Mum anything, and I do, believe me this leads to ridiculously expensive phone bills. It never matters what I prattle on about, she will support me and know exactly what to say. More often than not, I don’t have to say anything at all, she will already know, in that way that she has.

I am grateful that she has raised my brother, sister and I in the way she did. Grateful that we are all friends and that we are all individuals. I’m grateful that we never went without because my Mum ALWAYS put us first. I am grateful that she did everything in her power to change the worst parts of her own upbringing so that they would not become ours. Being a mother, being Our Mother is the most selfless act and I can only hope that one day I will have such strength of being.

When every day is a struggle I just ring my Mum and cry. Sometimes I forget that her struggles have been far greater than mine. When I remember, I am inspired by the person she has become. She is a fighter my Mum although I don’t think she feels that way about herself. I am grateful that she has fought so hard to be here even when I know it would have been far easier for her to give up.

These are just a few of the million things I am grateful to my Mum for. I am grateful that she has taught me so much, that she loves me so much, that she is proud of me no matter what and that she has had the heart and courage to live her own life.

I miss her every day.

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Thank you Mum x

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