I’ve recently discovered that it’s actually really rare to find mothers and daughters who are true friends. I’ve always had friends who were true friends with their mothers and didn’t realize what a gift that is.
To have each other, trust each other, and love each other more than just mother and daughter and so much more than just a friend. It’s a special gift to be able balance mothering a teen and befriending her. Angel walks that fine line daily with her sweet daughter.
To be able to capture them as mother/daughter/friends is a gift, too. Because I know that someday, these images will get them through. Someday, these images will be even more precious than they are now….
Someday, when they aren’t feeling very friendly because of life, or a boy, or school, or because mom-ing comes before friend-ing and growing up is hard to do… they’ll have these images. A perfect expression of their love for each other and their relationship.